January: The Month NYC Becomes Cheap

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


Yeah you have to deal with sub-zero temperatures and arctic-like conditions in a city notoriously suited for walking, but if you plan on traveling to New York City, January’s the time to come if you’re looking to save a few bucks (and avoid other visitors).

Hotels slash rates in the winter months, restaurant week (winter edition) means incredible deals at some of the city’s best restaurants (prix fixe lunch for $24.07 and dinnter for $35), and fewer tourists means more chances to score half-off Broadway tickets at the TIX booths.

And just to add a few more, January ushers in the year of the Ox during the Chinese New Year — which of course is celebrated  in North America’s second largest Chinatown; Martin Luther King Jr. Day means an extra night to head out for the night for many New Yorkers on January 18; and my birthday is on the 28th, a day in which I will be lunching with Mayor Bloomberg, coptering around Manhattan with Donald Trump, and capping the night off with bottle service at my favorite club with my good friends Puff Daddy and Jay-Z — you know, a typical New York birthday.

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