Walk the Brooklyn Bridge (the Brooklyn side!)
It’s a tale as old as time: you walk up the bridge, Instagram the view (which is the whole reason you even did this), get tired, and decide you only want to walk half of it.
First of all, this place is huge -- like, 560,000sqft huge (the only museum in the city that’s bigger is the MET) -- and filled to the brim with priceless works you can’t touch. Mysteriously, MC Hammer isn't among the collections. Don’t miss the sculpture garden, though.
Cost: $10 (if you were smart and kept your student ID)
You don’t even have to go inside this place to be impressed, thanks to a 50ft-high entrance adorned with literary characters (Br'er Rabbit shout out!) made out of gold. But also, go inside.