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Summer in the City

Summer’s longer days are a time for students who stay in town to take advantage of all that New York City has to offer. Summer term classes are available for those who want to get ahead in their major or focus more deeply on one subject.

students at Brooklyn Bridge Park having a cookout

Students barbecue while taking in the views of lower Manhattan from Brooklyn Bridge Park—just a short walk from NYU’s Downtown Brooklyn campus.

Person sitting on a park bench and reading in the sunlight

Tackle your summer reading list and enjoy the sun in Washington Square Park, the unofficial center of NYU’s Greenwich Village campus.

People playing basketball

The West 4th Street Courts are less than two blocks from Washington Square Park. Also known as “The Cage,” these courts are packed from dawn to dark during summer’s long days.

People standing outside restaurants on MacDougal Street

The streets of Greenwich Village teem with life as locals and tourists alike check out the neighborhood’s litany of fantastic restaurants and one-of-a-kind shops.

students sitting by the shore in Brooklyn

The Brooklyn Bridge and the vibrant Dumbo neighborhood are less than a mile from Downtown Brooklyn, making them wonderful places to catch up with friends while cooling off along the East River.

People looking at books from a street vendor

Street vendors of all types set up shop around Greenwich Village. Peruse their offerings of books, records, arts, jewelry, and more.

a person playing a grand piano in Washington Square Park

Artists, musicians, and street performers of every ilk are a mainstay in Washington Square Park during the summer. Grab a seat and enjoy the show!

commuters standing at a subway platform

Catch the subway from either Washington Square or Downtown Brooklyn and head to the Bronx for a Yankees’ game or to Coney Island for a day at the beach.