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A Free Day With Bwog

See a view like this – for free!

It’s hard to deny that New York is an expensive place – it seems as though, in order to do anything fun in the city, one must have unlimited time and money. Bwog strongly disagrees, and Staff Writer Jack Treanor is here to help with a fun, easy-to-follow itinerary that will save you money.

10:30 am: Wake up and have an hour long shower (you don’t pay for utilities in Columbia Housing)

11:15 am: Message that freshman you matched with on Tinder with the 19 meals per week dining plan. Ask them to swipe you into a dining hall. Proceed to eat like a king. Don’t forget to take snacks.

12:00 pm: Walk south to 110th Street and cut over to meet the Central Park at Fredrick Douglas Circle. Gaze upon the glory of 843 acres of prime NYC real estate devoted entirely to your enjoyment.

12:00 – 12:20 pm: Take a leisurely walk through the park enjoy the only truly free things in life, sunlight, air, and a unique sense of curiosity that adds flavor to seemingly mundane moments of self-reflection.

12:30 pm: Arrive at the Museum of the City of New York and immediately slam your CU/BC ID onto the counter and demand special treatment. Which they will quickly provide in the form of a free ticket.

12:30 – 2:30 pm: Enjoy the well-crafted historically and sociologically focused exhibits of one of the best museums in New York.

2:30 – 4:00 pm: Back to the park to forage for food. Go for the garlic mustard and dandelions. Further reveal at the glory of the foresight our NYC forbearers had to devise of such a park.

4:00 pm: Start harassing your friends and acquaintances in order to get one to lend you a bike.

4:00 – 5:00 pm: Bike to one of NYC’s many free theater productions. From Viva Verdi in Bryant Park to one of many, many comedy shows, there is always performative art to enjoy.

5:30 – 8:30 pm: Enjoy the show.

8:30 – 10:30 pm: Walk around the city enjoying the lights and sounds of the most amazing place on Earth. Appreciate the magnitude, diversity, and beauty that can only be found in NYC.

10:30 pm: Go into a lively and interesting bar. Make intense eye contact with enough people until someone feels pressured into buying you a drink. Generally one to two minutes of bone deep staring will suffice.

1:30 am: Bike home drunk.

Gorgeous sunset via the Bwog Instagram

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