Amtrak offers direct train service starting at $49 one way. Multiple bus lines, including Greyhound, BoltBus, MegaBus and DC2NY offer direct service between Washington and Manhattan starting at around $20 one way.
570 10th Ave.
A new hotel offering very small but stylish rooms a few blocks west of Times Square. Rooms from $149.
Asian Jewels Seafood Restaurant
133-30 39th Ave., Flushing
Enormous restaurant offering more than just seafood, including pork dumplings, chow fun noodles and other delicious dishes. Dim sum brunch runs about $10-$15 per person.
210 W. 10th St.
Three locations, including the original in the West Village, offer fresh versions of American classics and lots of options for vegetarians. Entrees $13 to $19.
Volunteers lead several walks every weekend year-round; check the Web site for details of upcoming walks. Free for members; a $3 donation is requested from non-members.