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Old 01-10-2010, 06:27 PM   #1
 
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I came here to New York for school and much to my dismay, I've found that I really don't like it here. :-( Probably because I'm neither old enough to go to the bars nor rich enough to afford anything fun. Help a TPunk out!

What are some suggestions for cheap, non-alcoholic fun??
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Old 01-10-2010, 06:50 PM   #2
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That sucks! I'd love to live in NYC! How much time till you turn 21? Have u thought about transferring schools?

I go to school by the beach. Its free, non alcoholic fun. Unfortunately I am not a beach fan!
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Three more years until I turn 21. UGH. I come from Los Angeles... I really do miss the beach. :-(
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Ha you might like UNCW (Wilmington, NC). The school is like 10 minutes from the beach. If you're needing a break from big city life, its a smallish town. 100k I believe.

Are you a freshman? It would be so easy to transfer back and if you went to a public school u could get in state tuition.

But as for what to do in NYC, I have no clue! LOL

Edit: Go into the subway and praise Jesus for bringing a train 24 hours a day roughly every 5 minutes versus some places that have a bus once an hour and stop at 9.30 pm.
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Come to Australia. You're old enough to have alcoholic fun here!

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Lord knows I've been wanting to get down to Australia for a long time! One of these days!
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Sorry to hear that you're not able to flow with the NYC scene yet. I've never been to NYC, but I get the impression that you definitely need to be 21 to be able to enjoy it to the fullest.

LA is much easier for people under 21 because you got the Promenade, The Grove, Venice/Santa Monica/Malibu beaches (and of course further down south Manhattan/Redondo/Hermosa), theme parks, etc...

I will say that part of the fun before you turn 21 is being creative with your friends, finding ways to booze it up on the cheap, hit the 18+ dance clubs, or since you're so close- maybe fly across the pond and get your backpacker on !
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I think the money more than the booze might be stopping you from enjoying (or fully enjoying) all the city has to offer. I just got back from a trip there and loved every second of it.

If you put nightlife aside, New York has some of the best museums, views and energy of any city on earth. I spent one night hanging out at FAO Schwartz (yeah... I know I am 26 years old) and the Apple store.

Cost? Well, I got sucked in to buying a 7 dollar Myachi (kind of like a hand version of a hacky sack) which is pretty cool but other than that... free. Walking through Central Park? Free. Go to Times Square, then head over by the Port Authority Bus Terminal... 2 Brothers Pizza. Two slices of pizza and a coke for 2.75.

An evening out for less than 10 bucks? (of which 7 was pretty optional) Not bad! I NY

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I have never been to NYC nor do I believe you need alcohol to have fun-but if you want to drink Canada is not too far away and its 19 in Ontario and 18 in Quebec-I dunno about the laws in New England or Pennsylvania.
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New York is definitely geared towards the drinking crowd, I'll admit. I've realized in the past few weeks, though, that there really are a lot of things to do even if you can't drink. Now with (hopefully) nice weather coming about, it really expands your options in NYC! Numerous parks, just walking around and checking out architecture, or one of my favorite things - finding "forgotten NY" sights - etc.
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