This is a nice and surprisingly thoughtful list of places and things to do that everyone will find something they enjoy. When I have been in Chinatown you can often find things very cheap. Chinatown is probably the best place to go if you want to enjoy yourself cheaply in New York. I went karoke singing there once with friends and after all the drinks it was far below what it would have been anywhere else.
New York has so many great things to do. It really is wonderful how full and exciting your life can be. It is completely different than what I grew up with, and I love it. Sometimes you have to pull back and give yourself some space but then you have everything. It isn’t about stuff, but about experiences you can have. You can travel around the world when you talk and experience other cultures.
It sometimes surprises me I have read that most people don’t move 100 miles from where they were born. Why wouldn’t you want to explore the world? Why not see and better understand your own point of view by examining other points of view? Whenever I have worked with people from other nationalities my travel to their countries or familiarity with their culture made them feel valued and important. Everyone is important, not just mainstream white culture.