Colombian empanadas, Tibetan momos, Greek gyros, Chinese hot pots, Korean noodles — Queens is the most diverse, and cheapest, place to eat in New York City.
Category Archives: New York
AARP: 8 Cheap Things to Do in New York City
The AARP travel editor asked me to come up with activities (and meals) under $15. Recommendations go for young, not-so-young, and family groups alike.
The Frugal Five: Contributors to the NYT Travel Column
I wrote my first Travel piece for the Times in 2004 and soon ended up with a column called Weekend in New York; I was the travel writer who didn’t travel. I moved to Brazil in 2008, and it was two years into my stint as a freelance foreign correspondent that Stuart Emmrich, the Travel editor, called me up.
Talk of the Town: Amigo Gringo in the New Yorker
Amigo Gringo made the New Yorker’s Talk of the Town section this past week. Now more people than ever know that I am using my fancy degrees to their utmost, spilling yogurt on people in the subway and explaining English curse words to Brazilians.
NYT Travel: 36 Hours in Upper Manhattan
Museums and music, cocktails and cuisine, history and Hudson River views are all part of a weekend in this richly textured part of the city.
Frugal Traveler: A Winter Weekend in the North Fork
Affordable lodging is just one of the advantages of hitting this stretch of Long Island when temperatures are low.
Frugal Traveler: A Tasty (and Cheap) Escape to Dutchess County, N.Y.
Dumplings and doughnuts were just two of the ingredients that fueled a budget-friendly getaway to this region north of New York City.
Frugal Traveler: Bike Sharing in New York, The Tourist’s Perspective
If you’re visiting New York, how easy, fast and affordable will you find the city’s new bike-sharing program? The Frugal Traveler goes pedaling for answers.
36 Hours in Queens, N.Y.
If you want an alternative New York experience, something with grit and spice, consider Queens, where a splintered world collides in a jumble of diversity.
Frugal Traveler: 36 Hours? In Queens, Enough Frugal Options for a Week
As a companion to his 36 Hours in Queens article, the Frugal Traveler offers his budget-friendly outtakes. And there are plenty.