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In the Neighborhood

Studying in New York City offers many exciting ways to spend your time, and here are some local resources offering the inside scoop about what is happening in the neighborhood.

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Museums/Cultural Attractions

  • American Folk Art Museum (walking distance: 5 minutes)
    The nation’s premier institution showcasing works by self-taught artists.

  • American Museum of Natural History (walking distance: 18 minutes)
    Meet the dinosaurs. See the stars. It’s the place you always asked to visit as a kid and will enjoy even more as an adult.

  • Museum of Arts and Design (walking distance: 3 minutes)
    The iconic building on the south side of Columbus Circle houses an exemplary collection of  objects that document craft, art, and design.

  • Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) (walking distance: 16 minutes)
    Arguably the best place in New York City to view modern art. Want to elevate your experience? Take a break at the cafe overlooking the Sculpture Garden.

  • New York-Historical Society (walking distance: 17 minutes)
    See exhibitions chronicling the nation’s history, including the famous sculptures of a dueling Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr.

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Stay fit or just take a study break at these local areas.

  • Central Park (walking distance: 3 minutes)
    This miracle of urban planning is steps from campus. Find your favorite spot among its 843 acres.

  • Damrosch Park and other spaces at Lincoln Center (walking distance: 5 minutes)
    Surrounding Lincoln Center’s concert halls are interconnected public spaces that are excellent places to relax and study. Be sure to check out the “lawn” and the “grove.”

  • Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center (NYC) (walking distance: 7 minutes)
    Play basketball, swim, and do other activities in this public rec center.

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Restaurants/Food Options

There's something for every palette and pocketbook nearby, from food carts steps away from campus to food courts to fine dining experiences:

  • Alan's Deli, 27 Columbus Ave.
  • Baked by Melissa, 975 8th Ave.
  • Bareburger, 313 W. 57th St.
  • Bread and Honey, 941 8th Ave.
  • Bread's Bakery, 1890 Broadway
  • Melissa's Gourmet, 62 W. 62nd St.
  • Sophie's Cuban, 947 8th Ave.
  • Turnstyle Underground Market (multiple options), 59th Street subway station
  • Whole Foods Columbus Circle, Time Warner Center

Find your place

New York City is foodie heaven, with thousands of restaurants, cafes, food carts, and more to explore. Get eating with the help of these online tools:

  • Yelp
    Get advice from thousands of users—and decide for yourself whether to take it.

  • Open Table
    Hate calling for reservations? Make them online instead.

  • Eater
    New York City’s hottest restaurant is definitely listed here.

  • The New York Times
    With reviews from the most respected critics in the biz, you can’t go wrong.

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Up and down Broadway and Columbus Avenue, you’ll find retailers specializing in clothing, school supplies, technology, and furnishings/housewares. Here are a few standouts.

  • Century 21 (walking distance: 7 minutes)
    You don’t have to go downtown to get designer clothes for less. New York City’s famous outlet is only five blocks away.

  • Columbus Circle Holiday Market (walking distance: 5 minutes)
    Open in December only, this outdoor market features products from some of the city's finest artisans and designers.

  • New York Tech Bookstore (walking distance: you’re here!)
    Get books for class and gear to show off your Tech pride at our online campus bookstore.

  • Shops at Columbus Circle (walking distance: 3 minutes)
    Our local “mall” features stores including H&M, J. Crew, Sephora, and more.

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Here are a few of the accommodation options near the New York City campus in Midtown Manhattan.

Ameritania Hotel ($$$)
230 West 54th St.
New York, NY 10019

Broadway Plaza Hotel ($$$)
1155 Broadway
New York, NY 10001

Comfort Inn ($$)
42 West 35th St.
New York, NY 10001

Comfort Inn Central Park West ($$)
31 West 71th St.
New York, 10023

Courtyard by Marriott ($$)
114 West 40th St.
New York, NY 10018

Empire Hotel ($$)
44 West 63rd St.
New York, NY 10023

Hampton Inn Manhattan ($)
851 Eighth Ave.
at 51st St.
New York, NY 10019

Hilton Times Square ($$$)
234 West 42nd St.
New York, NY 10036

Holiday Inn Midtown ($$$)
440 West 57th St.
New York, NY 10019

Marriott Marquis ($$$)
1535 Broadway
New York, NY 10036

Moderne Hotel ($$)
243 West 55th St.
New York, NY 10019

Residence Inn Manhattan/Times Square ($$)
1033 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10018

Swiss 1291 Hostel
337 West 55th St.
New York, NY 10019

Vanderbilt YMCA
224 East 47th St.
New York, NY 10017

Hotel 31
120 East 31st St.
New York, NY 10016

International Student Center
38 West 88th St.
New York, NY 10024

Rate Range (subject to change):
$$$: most expensive
$$: moderately priced
$: least expensive

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