Criss-crossing between Brooklyn Law School and Manhattan is a breeze. Adjacent to the Law School and within one block is a public transportation hub where ten major subway lines converge. You can take the A Train and arrive at Wall Street in four minutes, TriBeCa in six, Chinatown and Little Italy in seven, Greenwich Village in ten, Madison Square Garden in 15, Times Square and the theater district in 17, and Columbus Circle and Lincoln Center in 20.
The city is a world center of activities and options for every budget and every passion – cultural, athletic, educational, and social. We've gathered some resources to help you get your bearings and give you an insider's view of the city that will be your home for three or four years.
Whether your passion is digging for vintage pieces in the boutiques of the Lower East Side, discovering treasure in one of the city's many thrift stores, hunting down bargains at Century 21 or Loehmann's, or window-shopping at Bergdorf's, Bloomingdales, and Bendel's, it's all here. From the flagship Macy's store to the indoor mall at Columbus Circle, to SoHo and Greenwich Village, the options are endless.
What can we tell you about dining that you haven't already heard? From coffee and bagels to Sunday brunch, if you crave it, you can have it, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.
What are you in the mood for? It's all here: Music, dance, film, theater, stand-up comedy, street musicians, gallery openings, book readings and a calendar full of annual events, from Macy's Thanksgiving Parade and Fourth of July Fireworks, to the New York City Marathon and the city's many street festivals and food fairs.
Museums & Galleries
Many of the city's museums and galleries offer student memberships or access with a contribution as little as one dollar. From the Metropolitan Museum of Art to MoMa and the National Museum of the American Indian, your cultural choices are infinite.
This urban jungle boasts 29,000 acres of parks, including beaches and green space such as Central Park and Riverside Park, where you can swim, play tennis, bike, or just meander.
From kayaking on New York City's rivers, to ice-skating, pick-up softball games, and ultimate frisbee matches on the Great Lawn in Central Park, there are plenty of opportunities to play your favorite sport, or try a new one.
New York City Sights
Once you've seen the main attractions, venture off the beaten path and see Manhattan from a different perspective. There are walking tours of historical neighborhoods, activities on Ellis Island and Governor's Island, and the amazing gospel choirs in Harlem on a Sunday morning, to mention just a few of the city's unique offerings.