No accommodation costs since I'm living at my Uncles'.
Most Helpful Girl
Man, 18 days is too long! NY is not that fun of a place to just visit for 18 days. You have 10 days left, and that'll be 28 days which is just a nightmare lmao.
Honestly, I suggest just relaxing, don't focus on visiting placing, and seeing things if they just bore you or you're not as interested as you want to be. Pretend you're living there - the average person isn't going to visit the best places every day, they're going to do normal things. Take long baths, read outside, people watch, try your hand at writing (lots of screenwriters in NY).
Honestly I get very homesick as well within a day from being away from home so I definitely get it.
Most Helpful Guy
Maybe leave New York City and go someplace cheaper and better (NYC is extremely expensive). If you really want to see NYC I can't help you. But if it's the US you want to see you need to leave NYC. The best way to do it is to get a car and start driving. With only ten days you can't get too far. Maybe drive north up the coast. You should be able to make it to Maine and back in that time and still have time to see some things. You could also head south, maybe to DC, or just along the coast. Or head inland to start seeing the "heart" of the US.