New York is home to Columbia University, New York University, Fordham University, and the City College of New York. With other colleges scattered throughout the five boroughs, and a huge population of public and private high-schoolers, it's no wonder the city is rife with student discounts. Wherever you go, especially museums, sightseeing attractions, and performances, identify yourself as a student and ask if a discount is available, but be prepared to show your ID.
High 5 for the Arts is a great program for teens 13 and 18 (or anyone in middle or high school). Tickets to a wide variety of performances (though only rarely Broadway shows) are sold for $5 online or by phone. Check the website to find out about upcoming events.
High 5 for the Arts. 520 8th Ave., Suite 321, at 36th St., Midtown West, New York, New York, 10018. 212/302–7433; teens.artsconnection.org/faq-high5.
STA Travel. 722 Broadway, between Washington Pl. and Waverly Pl., West Village, New York, New York, 10003. 212/473–6100; 800/781–4040; www.sta.com.