America, the Cheap

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Sara Yanez, San Sebastián, Spain For anyone who craves Spanish food, Yanez says to check out El Faro, a 70-year-old Spanish restaurant in Greenwich Village that has murals of flamenco dancers on the walls and serves everything from tapas to paella.
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Marcus Viktorsson, Malmö, Sweden Viktorsson was looking for baseball caps and Converse shoes, which he says you can find for cheap all over the city. "I've bought several pairs of Converse to take back with me," he says.
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Anna Martinsson (left) and Gitte Nørgaard Grytli, Malmö, Sweden The two said they were headed to Chinatown to buy knockoff designer purses from the stalls on Canal Street. Their friends back home also asked them to pick up iPods at the Apple Store in SoHo.
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Fritscher Leo, Austria Research restaurants before coming to New York, she advises. "Some places are not as cheap as you'd think, so it's better to look up places before you arrive and know where the inexpensive restaurants are located," Leo says.
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Caren Downie, London, England Downie, who was in town for New York Fashion Week, loves shopping in SoHo boutiques. "But I don't just come for the deals," she says. "New York is a great place to get fashion ideas and to see the latest trends.
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Robert Bready, London, England The value of the British pound in the U.S. helps when Bready shops at his favorite clothing store, Freeman's Sporting Club in the Lower East Side.
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Generoso Capaccio and Elizabeth Musumeci, Milan, Italy They say they've been using the Gray Line tourist bus like a taxi to get around the city. They also recommend picking up a tourist discount card at the information counter at Macy's in Herald Square, which is good for deals on everything in the store.
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Gregor Praher and Nina Steinecker, Vienna, Austria Steinecker says they've relied on the Dorling Kindersley (DK) guidebook for New York to help them find deals. Her favorite spot in the city is the Peanut Butter & Co. Sandwich Shop in Greenwich Village.
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