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Explore New York City

New York City is comprised of five boroughs that make up the city. Throughout the boroughs there are hundreds of distinct neighborhoods, many with a history and character all their own. If the boroughs were each independent cities, four of the boroughs (Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, and the Bronx) would be among the ten most populous cities in the United States. Additional information regarding New York City and its neighborhoods can be found in the links below.

NYC Travel Information (provided by New York University):
www.nyu.edu/life/travel-and-transportation.html

Neighborhood maps (NYC Department of City Planning):
www.nyc.gov/html/dcp/html/neighbor/neigh.shtml

Manhattan neighborhoods:
http://www.nycgo.com/manhattan

The Bronx neighborhoods:
http://www.nycgo.com/articles/neighborhoods-bronx

Brooklyn neighborhoods:
http://www.nycgo.com/articles/neighborhoods-brooklyn

Queens neighborhoods:
http://www.nycgo.com/articles/neighborhoods-queens

Staten Island neighborhoods:
http://www.nycgo.com/articles/neighborhoods-staten-island


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Getting Around

New York City is a large metropolis, but with a little planning—and the use of maps—it can be easy to navigate. Most of Manhattan’s streets form a grid with streets running east and west and avenues running north and south. Street numbers increase as you travel north (10th Street is north of 4th Street), and avenue numbers increase as you travel west (5th Avenue is west of 2nd Avenue). Broadway is the only street in Manhattan that travels the full length of the island and is not a part of the grid.

Explore the Travel and Transportation page of our website for maps, public transit information, and details about our Bike Share program.

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Get to Know New York

The unique and unparalleled energy of Manhattan has attracted visitors and settlers to this city for centuries. We now invite you to fill one term in the Big Apple with a lifetime of experiences. Here is a condensed guide to some of the city's most popular attractions.

The Chrysler Building
405 Lexington Avenue (at East 42nd Street)

The Ellis Island Immigration Museum
Ellis Island
Accessible by the Circle Line Statue of Liberty Ferry from Battery Park in lower Manhattan

The Empire State Building
Fifth Avenue and West 34th Street

Grand Central Station
East 42nd Street at Park Avenue

New York Public Library
Fifth Avenue at West 42nd Street

Rockefeller Center
Fifth Avenue to Seventh Avenue between 47th and 51st Streets

The South Street Seaport
East River at the foot of Fulton Street

The Statue of Liberty
Liberty Island in New York Harbor
Ferries to Liberty Island depart from Battery Park

Times Square
Broadway between West 42nd and 53rd Streets

United Nations Headquarters
East 42nd Street to 48th Street between 1st Avenue and the East River
Guided tours in many languages available daily

The Blue Note
131 West Third Street
www.bluenote.net

Jazz at Lincoln Center
Frederick P. Rose Hall
Broadway at 60th Street
www.jalc.org

Continental
25 Third Avenue (at St. Marks Place)
www.continentalnyc.com

Galapagos Art Space
16 Main Street, Brooklyn
www.galapagosartspace.com

Joe's Pub (at the Public Theatre)
425 Lafayette Street (near East Eighth Street)
www.joespub.com

The Living Room
154 Ludlow Street (between Stanton and Rivington Streets)
www.livingroomny.com

Mercury Lounge
217 East Houston Street (at Avenue A)
www.mercuryloungenyc.com

The Village Vanguard
178 Seventh Avenue South (at Perry Street)
www.villagevanguard.com

American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street
www.amnh.org

The Cloisters (a branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art)
In Fort Tryon Park at 99 Margaret Corbin Drive
www.metmuseum.org/visit/visit-the-cloisters

El Museo del Barrio
1230 Fifth Avenue (at 104th Street)
www.elmuseo.org

Frick Collection
One East 70th Street (at Fifth Avenue)
www.frick.org

Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue at 89th Street
www.guggenheim.org

International Center of Photography
1133 Avenue of the Americas (Sixth Avenue) at 43rd Street
www.icp.org

The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Avenue (at East 92nd Street)
www.thejewishmuseum.org

Lower East Side Tenement Museum
103 Orchard Street
www.tenement.org

Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met)
1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street
www.metmuseum.org

The Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
www.mcny.org

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
11 West 53rd Street
www.moma.org

The Paley Center for Media
25 West 52nd Street
www.paleycenter.org/

National Museum of the American Indian
One Bowling Green (near Battery Park)
www.nmai.si.edu

Whitney Museum of American Art
945 Madison Avenue at East 75th Street
www.whitney.org

Brooklyn Botanical Garden
990 Washington Avenue (near Prospect Park)
www.bbg.org

The Bronx Zoo
2300 Southern Boulevard, Bronx
www.bronxzoo.com

Central Park
59th Street to 110th Street between Fifth Avenue and Central Park West
www.centralparknyc.org

Hudson River Park
Battery Park to West 59th Street
www.hudsonriverpark.org


Federal Reserve Bank of New York
33 Liberty Street

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Broadway at West 64th Street

NBC Studios
30 Rockefeller Plaza

New York Stock Exchange
20 Broad Street (near Wall Street)

Radio City Music Hall
Avenue of the Americas (Sixth Avenue) at West 50th Street

Village Theatres
"Student rush" tickets are available to students at a reduced rate after a certain time on performance days. Call the theatre and you may save some money.

The Public Theatre
434 Lafayette Street (near East 8th Street)
Offers a varied program of plays. Discounted student rates may be available for certain performances.

Cherry Lane Theatre
38 Commerce Street
New York's first off-Broadway theatre. Volunteer ushering available.

La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club
74 East Fourth Street
A multimedia theatre space for experimental performance. Occasional volunteer ushering available.

The Living Theatre
272 East 3rd Street
Founded by Judith Malina and the late Julian Beck in 1947, this theater has been a major force in avant-garde theatre for over thirty years. Student discounts are available.

P.S. 122
First Avenue at Ninth Street

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