9. Browse for records
Your record collection is sure to impress the skinny jeans off of any hipster, but your endurance for browsing drives your friends crazy. Fine, you don’t need them. Browsing for records is a great solo activity for audiophiles who love to get lost. Visit some of NYC’s best shops on your own, like The Thing in Greenpoint, Deadly Dragon Sound System on the Lower East Side, Black Gold Records in Carroll Gardens, Turntable Lab in the East Village, and Rough Trade in Williamsburg and take all the time you need.
10. Get cultured for cheap
Feeling artsy at the last minute and don’t have a date? No problem. Visit the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center to see what discount tickets you can score for performances at Lincoln Center, BRIC Arts Media, Kaufman Music Center, New York City Center, and more. Tickets can be sold at discounts of 25-50%. If Broadway is more your bag, and you don’t mind waiting in a line, show up to the box office early to check out their standing room only and lottery system for ticketing.