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  1. Kris Koeller
    June 23, 2011

    Technically, the Met is free but asks for a “suggested donation”. Personally I think if you have the means you should pay the full fare, but if you truly don’t, that’s an option. Great recap!

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    • Leslie Koch
      June 23, 2011

      Good point. I feel it’s an unwritten rule you’re supposed to pay the full amount at “suggested donation” museums, or feel like a total cad.

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      • Aaron @ Aaron’s Worldwide Adventures
        September 18, 2011

        Haha I don’t feel like a total cad paying a smaller sum for admission, because, sorry, I can’t really spare $20! But would the Met really let you in if you didn’t give them any money at all? I mean, I know you can give $1 but nothing? Really?

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      • Roni Weiss
        November 9, 2011

        I have never felt bad not paying anything at a “Suggested Admission”.

        Not like you’re sneaking in or showing an expired student ID. (See: list of other things I also don’t feel bad about.)

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      • Leslie Koch
        November 9, 2011

        Cool- you have a range of free museum options then 🙂

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  2. Bicultural Mama
    June 23, 2011

    What a great article filled with useful information. I’m always up for free or low cost entertainment!

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    • Leslie Koch
      June 24, 2011

      Agreed– after all, who doesn’t love “free” stuff? I love that NYC has so many free and low-cost art events.

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  3. Juno
    June 24, 2011

    Great information like usual! I liked especially “even if you’re broke”. 🙂

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    • Leslie Koch
      June 24, 2011

      Thanks Juno! You’ll have to check out the art scene when you come to NYC 🙂

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  4. santafetraveler
    June 25, 2011

    Great round-up of places to see free art. I should do a Santa Fe piece on where to see free art- there’s tons of it. May co-opt your idea.

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  5. ciki
    June 28, 2011

    The art scene is just rocking in NY! Free as well.. wow! life is soooo good:D

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    • Leslie Koch
      June 29, 2011

      Totally. You should come and check it out!

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  6. Charu
    June 29, 2011

    Great roundup Les!! Appreciate a bird’s eye view of this.

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    • Leslie Koch
      June 30, 2011

      Thanks Charu. I’m grateful to live in a city bursting with art– and free art at that!

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  7. Dave from The Longest Way Home
    June 29, 2011

    This is post to bookmark, so you don’t lose the info when you go to New York City. This is also the type of post I enjoy, because I often try hard to check out art galleries and photo exhibits in cities I visit. But, it’s always hard to find! Thanks for highlight the artists out there!!

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    • Leslie Koch
      June 30, 2011

      Thanks Dave! Appreciate the bookmark. It’s always a challenge finding free attractions in a new city, so hopefully this will help visitors to NYC.

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  8. Pattaya Villas
    July 18, 2011

    I agree with Dave. This is a post to bookmark. Helpful for those who are planning to visit New York. Me? I don’t know when I can visit NY but I’m a traveler and I think I will check out NY someday.

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  9. Kris Koeller
    April 21, 2012

    Don’t forget about free first Fridays at the Guggenheim! Great recap.

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    • Leslie Koch
      April 22, 2012

      Good call. Thanks!

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  10. Sunny
    April 22, 2012

    It’s OK to pay less than the “suggested donation”, although if you can afford the donation you are supporting a great museum.

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  11. Gene
    May 26, 2012

    If you think the East Village is the best place to find street art in New York, you don’t know much about street art in New York.

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    • Leslie Koch
      May 28, 2012

      Ouch. A little harsh, no? Thanks for following up with additional suggestions!

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  12. Gene
    May 26, 2012

    To be more constructive — the best stuff is in the outer boroughs, not Manhattan. Mecca is 5Pointz, in Queens, which is just off the 7-train a few stops from Times Square, next to Moma PS1.

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    • Leslie Koch
      May 28, 2012

      Thanks for sharing your tips. The East Village/LES is mentioned as a great place to spot street art but of course this is not meant to be an exhaustive list of street art locales.

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