Living at NYU

Living in New York City

FREE Summer Activities


Fitness & Wellness


Affordable Summer Activities

  • Visit Street fairs & farmers markets
  • Citibike along the West Side Highway bike path, under $4.49/30 mins
  • Take the MTA Ferry to various destinations for city views, $2.90/person
  • Ride the tram to Roosevelt Island, $2.90/one-way $5.80/round-trip
  • Roller Skate at BK Bridge park opens in a new window, $7 Admission/ $8 Rental
  • Play chess in Washington Square Park, usually $5/game
  • Bring dinner and watch the sun set over Manhattan from Brooklyn Bridge Park

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Getting Around

The best way to get oriented in your new home is to familiarize yourself with a map. Know the borough names and placements, the way neighborhoods around NYU are laid out, and how to get from your residence hall to your internship or program.

Taking Public Transportation

Public transit is the most convenient and affordable way to get around New York (NYU does not recommend bringing a vehicle). Read how to ride the NYC subway opens in a new window.