New York University today announced that it will provide free bus service for senior citizens at several Manhattan senior residences, enabling them to make day-long recreational excursions around the area. The service begins this month and will extend through July. The program will serve some 600 seniors.
The NYU buses - which normally shuttle students and staff between academic facilities and residence halls - will transport the seniors on 25 trips to area attractions, including: the Bronx Zoo, Brighton Beach, Wave Hill in Riverdale, the Bronx Botanical Gardens, the South Street Seaport and the Coney Island Aquarium, among others.
The program, managed by NYU’s Office of Government and Community Relations, will provide free day-trip transport for the residents of:
- Greenwich House: 27 Barrow Street
- The Caring Community: 25 Carmine Street, 487 Hudson Street, 20 Washington Square North
- The Fulton Senior Center: 119 Ninth Avenue
- The Sirovich Senior Center, 331 East 12th Street
- The Educational Alliance, 197 East Broadway
- The Lillian Wald Senior Center: 12 Avenue D
- University Settlement: 189 Allen Street
- Jacob Reiss Houses: 809 East 6th Street
- Penn South: 290 Ninth Avenue
- The Helen Harris Center: 80 Rutgers Slip
- The LaGuardia Senior Center: 280 Cherry Street
- JASA: 200 East 5th Street
For press information, contact John Beckman. For program information, contact Bob Cohen, NYU Office of Gov’t. and Community Relations at 998-2404