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I've lived in New York City for 22 years and my favorite thing to do costs $5.50

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Being born and raised in New York City, I've scoured the city for the past 22 years to find fun things to do without spending a fortune.

It might not seem like a possibility given that New York City is one of the most expensive places in which to live.

But if you look around, you'll find an abundance of free things to do.

The one place I find myself gravitating back to all the time is Brooklyn Bridge Park — and it costs only $5.50.

Just to be clear, that's the price of transportation via subway to and from the park.

Most of the activities and park use is free, and there are always events going on such as yoga sessions, basketball clinics, concerts, and more. You can check out the full list on Brooklyn Bridge Park's website.

Here's what a walk through my favorite park looks like.

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Art installations are scattered throughout the park. My favorite is the "Mirror Labyrinth" by Jeppe Hein, part of the "Please Touch The Art" exhibition funded by the Public Art Fund.

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You'll find the new luminous "Understanding" sculpture by Martin Creed at Pier 6.

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The floating dock at Pier 2 offers free kayaking during summer weekends. The only catch is you have to get there early enough to sign up.



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