9 fun things to save for while living in New York
Experiencing all New York City has to offer doesn’t come cheap. There are some experiences, however, that are worth the splurge – plus, this list gives you something to look forward to. Here, nine things to save for while living in New York.
A Show or Concert
Whether it’s seeing ABT’s Misty Copeland perform, buying tickets to see an A-list comedian live, or splurging on orchestra seats to hear your favorite singer at Radio City Music Hall, live entertainment is one of NYC’s best offerings.
It doesn’t matter if you’re a Jets, Giants, Mets, or Yankees fan. Any sports fanatic knows that scoring tickets to a New York ballgame is one of those experiences you can’t pass up. Tickets are far from cheap, but it’s fun to watch the Mets from box seats or watch the Knicks play at Madison Square Garden, even if only once in your life.
A Gourmet Meal
New York City is home to restaurants owned by some of the world’s greatest chefs. Once in a while, treat yourself to a fancy meal out, be it afternoon tea at Baccarat or the chef’s tasting menu at Per Se. Fine dining isn’t just about the food, but the experience as well.
Who wants to window shop their entire life? With designer label goldmines such as Madison Avenue, Fifth Avenue, and iconic department stores like Bloomingdale’s, Barneys, and Bergdorf’s, there comes a point when you’ll want to splurge. Enjoy the fact that we have such easy access to the fashion world’s elite designers. Put $20 away here and there, and save up for those Manolo Blahniks or a new pair of Christian Dior sunglasses. With accessories in particular, you can think of them as “investment pieces” that will last you for years to come.
We love you, New York – but sometimes, we need a break. Make a savings plan so you can take that trip to New Orleans, sneak away to the Western US, or go all-out with an exotic getaway to Bali. When you have a nice chunk of change saved up to travel, the possibilities are endless.
Locals embrace public transportation and most only carry a driver’s license so they can purchase alcohol or get into nightclubs. But sometimes, you just want to get behind a wheel and go – anywhere. Rent a car and enjoy the freedom of visiting other boroughs, driving out to the Hamptons, or simply buying groceries without having to worry about how much you can actually carry back to your apartment.
High-Profile Charity Events
I’m not referring to your average food drive. With a wealth of money and celebrities residing in the city, black tie galas and other events to raise awareness for different causes take place year round. Save up for a ticket and you’ll be able to enjoy a dressy night out on the town, socialize with celebs, and network with influential people – all, while supporting a great charity.
If time is an issue, there’s nothing wrong with planning a staycation in your own city. Spend a weekend at one of NYC’s many five-star hotels, order room service, and you’ll be relaxed and refreshed by Monday morning.