New York City just came out with a new municipal ID program that will offer many perks to those who participate. The ID card is free and opens many doors around the city. All New York City residents are eligible for the card, which means that you only need a valid New York City address.
Some of the offered perks would be really beneficial to EC New York students. Here is why you should consider getting an ID card:
1. Free membership to cultural institutions- this includes the MoMA, Museum of Natural History, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Lincoln Center, BAM, and many many many more! Membership means free admission, discounted tickets, and members-only events.
2. Access to all of New York City’s libraries- this card will enable you to check out books, movies, and other media from any New York Public Library.
3. The NYPD accepts it as a valid ID, which means that you can carry it around instead of your passport or driver’s license. How convenient!
4. You can save a lot of money! Cardholders get discounts to Broadway shows, sporting events, movie tickets, and even prescriptions from pharmacies!
5. You can open a checking account and apply for schools!
For more information regarding obtaining a card and how you can use it, visit http://www1.nyc.gov/site/idnyc/index.page.