I'm traveling to NYC in mid-October with my boyfriend for 7 days. We're both in our mid-20s and money's a bit tight. What can we do after dark in NYC that is inexpensive (ideally free)? Are there cool neighborhoods to walk around at night? Any parks that are still safe at night? We're not into clubs and I'm afraid bars would be too expensive. Any ideas of what we can do after dinner but before we head back to our hostel each night?
Note: We will be going to Wicked one night and I want to walk across the Brooklyn Bridge on another, but that's all I have planned so far.