Things you have to secure months in advance: Hamptons rentals, Billy Joel at the Garden, a 7 p.m. table at Marta...
And an IDNYC card.
In case you’re unfamiliar, IDNYC is the city’s new identification card, meant to document immigrants, the homeless and the elderly. But it also doles out free admission to some of New York’s biggest cultural institutions (from MoMA to the Botanical Gardens).
And it’s rightfully a hot commodity.
The lines have been so long at the 12 different enrollment centers that they now require you to make an appointment online. The next available times in Manhattan? May at one location and August at the others.
That’s why we’re giving you the friendly nudge to book your time, like, now. You have until December 31 to sign up and receive the yearlong benefits package (which also includes deals at movie theaters, theme parks, gyms and pharmacies). And all you have to present is a New York State driver’s license or other easy proof of residency.
You work hard to live here. Might as well let the city do a little something for you.