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Downtown Alumni

Downtown Manhattan - Financial District

Running west to east from Broadway to South Street, Wall Street is the financial center of the US economy. The area is home to many corporations and exchanges including the NYSE, NASDAQ, and AMEX.

New York Stock Exchange

Commonly referred to as NYSE, the Exchange is the world's largest stock exchange by market capitalization. Public visits are no longer offered, but visitors can take photos outside.

Address: 11 Wall St, New York
Cross Street: Wall Street between Broad and New Streets
Subway: 2/3 or 4/5 to Wall Street; N, R or W to Rector St
Hours: 9:30 am to 12 am

Federal Reserve Bank of New York

One of the 12 Federal Reserve Banks of the US, the Federal Reserve Bank of NY is responsible for the Second District of the Federal Reserve System, which includes NYS, the 12 northern counties of NJ, Fairfield County in CT, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands.

Address: 33 Liberty St, New York
Cross Streets: Between Nassau and William Streets
Subway: R to Rector Street; A/C, 4/5, 2/3, J/M/Z to Fulton Street
Hours: Monday to Friday except bank holidays

Trinity Church

With a 25-story spire rising up on Broadway, Trinity Church is one of the oldest notable burial sites, as well as a historic church in the Episcopal Diocese of New York.

Address: 74 Trinity Pl, New York
Cross Streets: Broadway and Wall Street
Subway: 1, N, R Rector St and 4, 5 Wall St
Hours: 7 am to 6 pm
Website: Website:

9/11 Memorial

Located at Ground Zero, 9/11 Memorial is an educational and historical institution honoring the firefighters, police officers, and others who lost their lives when the twin towers fell in 2001.

Address: 911 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10006
Subway: 4, 5, N, R
Hours: Monday to Friday, 7:30 am to 9 pm
Admission: Adults $24; free on Tuesday from 5 pm to close

Wall St. Bull

The Wall Street Bull is a bronze sculpture, originally guerilla art, by Arturo Di Modica that stands in Bowling Green Park in the Financial District. As soon as the sculpture was set up, it became an instant hit and one of the most photographed sculptures in the world.

Address: Broadway & Morris St
Subway: 4/5 to Bowling Green

South Street Seaport

The South Street Seaport offers exciting seasonal entertainment, unique shopping and dining, cultural activities, harbor cruises and much more.

Address: Pier 17, Fulton and Front Streets
Subway: A, C, J, Z, 2, 3, 4, 5 to Fulton St

Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty

Ellis Island was once the gateway for immigrants to the US from 1892 to 1954. The island reopened and became a museum in 1990, offering a rich experience in learning about America's immigrant history. It is accessible by a 10-minute ferry ride, and each visit takes about 2-3 hours. For more information, visit

Address: 1 Battery Place, New York (ferry)
Subway: 4, 5 Bowling Green; R Whitehall St; 1 South Ferry Station

Downtown Manhattan - SoHo, the Village, Tribeca

An acronym for South of Houston St (North of Houston St is called "NoHo"), SoHo is an eclectic neighborhood and Manhattan's most famous art district. A short walk from the Village, SoHo is clustered with cobblestone streets lined with art galleries, antique shops, and restaurants. Greenwich Village, often referred to as "the Village," is a largely residential area located on the west side between SoHo and Midtown Manhattan. TriBeCa (the "Triangle Below Canal") is situated on the west side of Chinatown of Manhattan, and is notable for dining. It is also a hotspot for art shows.

St. Mark's Place

Named after St Mark's Church, which was built on Stuyvesant St but is now on 10th St, St. Mark's Place is a street in the East Village neighborhood that has a lot of popular Japanese restaurants.

Address: On 8th St
Cross Streets: Between 2nd Ave and 3rd Ave
Subway: 6, N, R

Washington Square Park

Washington Square Park has served various roles for its community throughout the years, adapting to meet its needs. Well-known for its arch, honoring George Washington, the man for whom the park is named, and its fountain, the arch's elder by 43 years and a popular meeting spot, Washington Square Park also houses several other monuments and facilities.

Address: Below 14th St and west of Broadway
Subway: C, D, E, F, M, N,

Union Square

Union Square is an important and historic intersection in NYC, located where Broadway and the former Bowery Road, now 4th Avenue, intersect. The area is packed with many restaurants and shops, and has flea markets during the summer.

Address: Starts at 14th St
Subway: 4-6, L, N, Q, R, W

New York University

NYU is a private, nonsectarian research university that has campuses all around the city.

Address: 70 Washington Square S, New York
Subway: N, W Eighth Street; 6 Astor Place; A, C, E, B, D, F, or M West Fourth Street-Washington Square; 1, 2 Christopher Street-Sheridan Square Station

NYC Fire Department Museum

The New York City Fire Department Museum houses one of the nation's most prominent collections of fire-related art and artifacts from the late 18th Century to the present.

Address: 278 Spring St, New York
Subway: 1, 2, A, C, E

East Village

The East Village lies east of Greenwich Village, south of Gramercy and Stuyvesant Town, and north of the Lower East Side. Within the East Village there are several smaller neighborhoods, including Alphabet City and the Bowery.

Address: Between Houston St and 14th St

Bryant Park

Located behind the NY Public Library's main branch, Bryant Park is an urban oasis, and hosts different concerts in the summer. The Bryant Park Reading Room is an "open-air library" with movable furniture and shelves of an extensive selection of books, periodicals and newspapers that are available for free browsing.

Address: Between 40th and 42nd Streets & 5th and 6th Avenues
Cross Streets: Ave of the Americas New York
Subway: 7, B, D, F, M, S


A melting pot of many cultures, the area is home to many art galleries and Chelsea Piers, a series of piers that overlook the waterfront of Manhattan's Hudson River.

Address: 14th St to 29th St
Subway: 1, 2, 3, A, C, E

Midtown Alumni

Midtown Manhattan

Often referred to as the area between 14th St and 59th St, its core runs from 31st St to 59th St. The area is the busiest single commercial district in the US and features many world famous commercial buildings.

Empire State Building

The building is a 103-story Art Deco skyscraper in NYC located on Fifth Ave and West 34th St. From the building's top-floor observatory deck, visitors can enjoy a spectacular view of the New York City skyline.

Address: 350 5th Ave, New York
Cross Streets: 34th St and Madison
Subway: B, D, F, N, R, Q
Hours: 8 am to 2 am
Admission: Adults $32, Seniors (ages 62+) $29, Children (ages 6-12) $26

Grand Central Terminal

One of the largest train stations in the world with 44 platforms serving 67 tracks, Grand Central Terminal is a mass transit hub that is renowned for its architecture. It also features a dining concourse and shops.

Address: 89 E 42nd St, New York
Cross Streets: 42nd St and Park Ave
Subway: 4, 5, 6, 7, S

Koreatown (K-Town)

Koreatown of Manhattan is an enclave of Korean restaurants and businesses in close proximity to the Empire State Building, Macy's Herald Square, Penn Station, and Madison Square Garden.

Address: 32nd Street between 5th and 6th Avenues
Cross Streets: 32nd St and Broadway
Subway: 4, 5, 6, 7, S

The NY Marriott Marquis

Located at the heart of Times Square, the skyscraper hotel is famous for its high-tech elevators and NY's only revolving rooftop restaurant.

Address: 1535 Broadway, New York
Cross Streets: 1531-1549 Broadway at 45th St
Subway: 1, 2, 3, A, C, E, N, R, Q, S

Rockefeller Center

Located in the heart of Midtown, Rockefeller Center is a complex of 19 commercial buildings that cover 22 acres. It is the largest privately held complex of its kind in the world.

Address: Between 48th and 51st St
Cross Streets: 42nd St and Park Ave
Subway: B, D, F, M

Times Square

Times Square is a major tourist attraction with bustling crowds, neon lights, and electronic billboards. Popular stores/restaurants include M&M's World NY (, Hard Rock Cafe (, and Toys "R" Us.

Address: Junction of Broadway and 7th Ave between 42nd and 47th St
Cross Streets: 42nd St and Park Ave
Subway: 1, 2, 3, A, C, E, N, R, Q, S

United Nations

The UN is an international organization that aims to facilitate cooperation in international law, international security, and economic development. Visitors can tour the complex to learn about the UN's peacekeeping and humanitarian efforts.

Address: 1st Ave and 46th St
Hours: Refer to the website link below
Cross Streets: 1st Ave and 46th St
Subway: 4, 5, 6, 7

New York Public Library Main Branch

The Stephen A. Shwarzman building is more widely known as the Main Branch of the New York Public Library. The Beaux-Arts landmark building houses research collections in the humanities and social sciences as well as a children's collection.

Address: Fifth Avenue & 42nd St, NY
Subway: 7, B, D, F, M, S
Hours: Sun 1 pm to 5 pm, Mon 10 am to 6 pm, Tues and Wed 10 am to 8 pm, Thurs through Sat 10 am to 6 pm
Admission: Free

Radio City Music Hall

Located in the Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall is a leading entertainment venue that is nicknamed the "Showplace of the Nation".

Address: 1260 Ave of the Americas
Cross Streets: 50th Street
Subway: B, D, F, M
Hours: 10 am to 5 pm
Admission: Guided tour, Adults $26.95, Seniors (62+) $18.00, Children (12 & under) $19.95

Central Park

Surrounded by many renowned museums and stretching across nearly 850 acres, Central Park is the most visited urban park in the US.

Address: Between 59th St and 110th St & 5th and 8th Ave
Subway: N, Q, R, A, B, C, D


Midtown is not only the center of NYC's busiest commercial district, but also the location of a diverse range of museums.

American Museum of Natural History

The museum is a landmark made up of 27 interconnected buildings that house 45 permanent exhibition halls, research laboratories, as well as a planetarium and a library. The museum collection includes over 3 million specimens of plants, humans, animals, fossils, rocks, etc.

Address: Central Park W and 79th St
Subway: A, B, C
Hours: 10 am - 5:45 pm
Admission: Adults $22, Children (2-12) $12.50, Seniors/Students with ID $17

Carnegie Hall

For music lovers worldwide, Carnegie Hall is the ultimate destination and one of the most prestigious venues, presenting the most admired performers in popular and classical music.

Address: 881 7th Ave and 58th Street
Subway: N, R, Q
Hours: Monday through Friday at 11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 2 pm, and 3 pm; Saturday at 11:30 am and 12:30 pm; and Sunday at 12:30 pm
Admission: Adults $17, Students, seniors, and children (under 12) $12

Whitney Museum of American Art

Also known as "The Whitney", the museum specializes in 20th- and 21st-century American Art. Its permanent collection includes more than 19,000 paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photos, films, and new media.

Address: 945 Madison Ave on 75th St
Subway: 6
Hours: Sun-Mon, Wed-Thur: 10:30 am-6 pm; Fri-Sat: 10:30 am to 10 pm; Tues: Closed
Admission: Adults $22, Students/Seniors$18, Ages 18 and under Free

The Metropolitan Museum of Art ("the Met")

Located on the eastern edge of Central Park, the Met is the largest art museum in the US, with a permanent collection comprised of more than two million works.

Address: 5th Ave and 82nd St
Subway: 4, 5, 6
Hours: Sun through Thur 10 am to 5:30 pm Fri and Sat 10 am to 9 pm
Admission: Adults $25, Seniors $17, Students $12, Children under 12 (accompanied by an adult) Free

The Cloisters

The Cloisters is the branch of the Met dedicated to medieval European art and architecture.

Address: 945 Madison Ave at 75th St
Subway: 6
Hours: 10:00 am to 4:45 pm

Museum Mile

Museum Mile is the stretch running along Fifth Avenue from 82nd to 105th St on the Upper East Side in the Carnegie Hill neighborhood that is home to many museums and fine arts institutions. (Subway/Central Park North-East: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6). For more, visit

- El Museo del Barrio (104th St; Subway: 4, 5, 6; El Museo features New York's leading Latino cultural institution and features the artistic and cultural landscape of the Caribbean and Latin America.

- Museum of the City of New York (1200 5th Ave; Subway: 4, 5, 6; The museum features a variety of exhibitions, public programs and publications that investigate what gives NYC its singular character.

- The Jewish Museum (1109 5th Ave/92nd St; Subway: 6; Founded in 1904 with just 26 donated objects, the museum's collection now comprises nearly 30,000 items, ranging from archaeological artifacts to works by today's cutting-edge artists.

- Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum (91st St; Subway: 6; A branch of the Smithsonian since 1967, the museum includes two historic townhouses with a unique terrace and garden.

- The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (1071 5th Ave/89th St; Subway: 4, 5, 6; The museum features a collection of Impressionist,
Post-Impressionist, Early Modern and Contemporary Art as well as special exhibitions throughout the year. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, the museum is a significant 20th century architectural landmark.

- Neue Galerie NY (86th St; Subway: 4, 5, 6; The Neue Galerie New York (German: "New Gallery") is a museum of early twentieth-century German and Austrian art and design.

- Goethe-Institut (1014 5th Ave/83rd St; Subway: 4, 5, 6; A cultural institution of the Federal Republic of Germany, the museum promotes the study of Germans abroad and encourages international cultural exchange.

- The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) (11 West 53 St/5th Ave; Subway: E, M; Identified as the most influential museum of modern art in the world, MoMA features an overview of modern and contemporary art.

Brooklyn, Queens & Bronx Alumni

Downtown Brooklyn

Downtown Brooklyn is the third largest central business district in New York City, USA (following Midtown Manhattan and Lower Manhattan), and is located in the northwestern section of the borough of Brooklyn. The neighborhood is known for its office and residential buildings.

Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)

Dating from the first performance in 1861, BAM is a major performing arts venue that has brought international performing arts and film to Brooklyn.

Address: 30 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn
Subway: 2, 3, 4, 5, G
Hours: Mon to Sat, 12 am to 6 pm

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) is a 52-acre botanical garden that holds over 10,000 taxa of plants.

Address: 100 Washington Ave, Brooklyn
Subway: 2, 3, 4, 5, S
Admission: School groups Free, Adults $12, Seniors (65 and over)$6, Students 12+ with valid IDs $6, Children under 12 Free; Seniors, Fridays year-round Free, Tuesdays Free, Saturdays 10 am - 12 (noon) Free
Hours: Tue to Fri 8 am to 6 pm, Sat and Sun 10 am to 6 pm, Closed on Mon

Brooklyn Museum

The Brooklyn Museum, housed in a 560,000-square-foot Beaux-Arts building, is one of the oldest and largest art museums in the country.

Address: 200 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn
Subway: 2, 3, 4
Hours: Mon and Tues: Closed, Wed 11 am to 6 pm, Thurs 11 am to 10 pm, Fri to Sun 11 am to 6 pm
Admission: Adults $16, Students with valid I.D. $10, Adults 62 and over $10, Ages 19 and under Free

DUMBO Brooklyn

DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) is emerging as a premier art district (like SoHo) with a cluster of galleries, boutiques, and restaurants, and is reachable by both subway (F, A, C) and NY Water Taxi. Getting to and from Manhattan is just a 20 minute walk on the the Brooklyn Bridge, with the Brooklyn entrance located on Washington Street. Buy a slice of pizza from Grimaldi's, eat by the waterfront, and enjoy a stunning view of the sun setting in the Manhattan skyline.

River Cafe

River Cafe is often referred to as the most romantic restaurant in NYC, offering a breathtaking view of the Manhattan skyline and New York harbor.

Address: 1 Water St, Brooklyn
Subway: A, C, F
Hours: Mon to Fri 9 am to 11:30 am, 5:30 pm to 11pm, Sat to Sun 11:30 am to 2:30 pm, 5:30 pm to 11pm

Grimaldi's Pizzeria

Immensely popular, don't be surprised to see a long line outside this restaurant that features coal-fired brick oven pizza, which can be traced to the first pizzeria in America back in 1905.

Address: 1 Front St, Brooklyn
Subway: A, C, F

Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory

The Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory is a 1920s fireboat house converted into an ice cream shop that features a streamlined assortment of classic, all-natural flavors.

Address: Old Fulton and Water Street, Brooklyn
Subway: A, C, F
Hours: 12 pm to 10 pm

Jacques Torres Chocolate

A heaven for chocolate lovers, Jacques Torres Chocolate has the feel of a small European specialty store.

Address: 66 Water St, Brooklyn
Subway: A, C, F
Hours: Monday-Saturday 9 am to 8 pm, Sunday 10 am to 6 pm

DUMBO Arts Center

DUMBO Arts Center presents a year-round program of exhibitions each year in its 3,000 sq. ft. gallery space, promoting the work of emerging artists.

Address: 30 Washington St, Brooklyn
Subway: A, C, F

Flushing, Queens

An urban neighborhood in the northern part of Queens, it is often referred to as the "melting pot" of NYC. It is the largest urban center in Queens and home to many Asian communities.

Flushing Meadows Corona Park

As the largest park in Queens, it is the site of many outdoor events and a popular oasis for locals. The park is the location for the NY Hall of Science, the Queens Museum of Art, Citi Field, USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, New York Hall of Science, Queens Museum of Art, Queens Wildlife Center, Playground for all Children, Meadow Lake, Unisphere, Rocket Thrower, Form, Freedom of the Human Spirit, Time Capsules, and the Queens Wildlife Center.

Address: 110-1 Corona Ave, Queens
Subway: 7 train at Willets Point/Shea Stadium. Walk down pedestrian ramps to the main Park or Shea. It's just a short walk to the US Open's East Gate entrance. Walk farther south to the Unisphere and Queens Museum of Art (10 minutes)

Flushing Town Hall

Flushing Town Hall was built in 1862. In 1938, a rear wing was added to contain a block of jail cells. While the building was first primarily used as a courthouse and eventually a jail, the Town Hall is now managed by the Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts (FCCA). It is now a center for the visual and performing arts.

Address: 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing
Cross Street: Linden Pl
Hours: Mon to Sun 12 pm to 5 pm

Queens Botanical Garden

What began as part of the 1939 New York World's Fair in Queens, the garden now consists of 39 acres of rose, bee, herb, and perennial gardens.

Address: 43-50 Main St, Flushing
Hours: April 1 through October 31, Tuesday through Sunday, 8 am to 6 pm
Admission: Adults $4, Seniors $3, Students with ID and children over 3 $2

The Bronx/Harlem

Harlem has a rich history of arts and culture, with the Harlem Renaissance being a significant period between the 1920s and 1930s in which a flow of artistic work from the American black community emerged. Harlem has served as the key inspiration to theater, fiction, and music throughout the 20th century.

Liberty Science Center, NJ

Liberty Science Center is an interactive science museum and learning center. It offers science exhibits, the world's largest IMAX Dome theater, and more.

Address: 222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City
Direction: Take the PATH to Pavonia/Newport or Exchange Place stations and transfer to the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail
Hours: Saturday and Sunday, 9 am to 5:30 pm, Tuesday through Friday, 9 am to 4pm
Admission: Adults $21.75, Children (Age 2-12) $17.75, Seniors (Age 62+) $18.75

Princeton University, NJ

Princeton University is a private Ivy League research university that was one of the nine Colonial Colleges established before the American Revolution. From Penn Station (32nd Street) to Princeton Station, each way costs USD 13.25 per ride and requires a change at Princeton Junction. Each ride takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes to get there.

Address: 200 Elm Drive, Princeton
By Bus: From Port Authority
By Train: From Penn Station

Jones Beach, Long Island

Jones Beach is the largest beach on Long Island, with 6.5 miles of beautiful white sand. It is a popular summer spot for swimming, barbecues, and sunbathing. The beach has an annual fireworks celebration on July 4.

Address: 1 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh
Direction: Take LIRR to Freeport Station and walk downstairs for the N88 NICE Bus

Nearby Attractions Alumni

Nearby Attractions

These are attractions close to New York that are worth visiting.

Niagara Falls, Upstate NY

Niagara Falls is a set of three massive waterfalls located on the Niagara River at the international border separating the Canadian province of Ontario and New York State. Maid of the Mist, a boat ride that takes visitors up to the waters, is a popular attraction.


Lake George, Upstate NY

Lake George, nicknamed the Queen of American Lakes, is a long narrow lake at the southeast base of the Adirondack Mountains in northern NY. The sight of its beautiful waters was sought out by many artists in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.


Yale University, CT

Located in New Haven, Yale University is the third oldest institution of higher education in the US. To visit the University from Manhattan, you can either take the Metro-North from Grand Central, Amtrak from Penn Station, or Greyhound or Peter Pan Buses from Port Authority.


Boston, MA

Boston is the capital of Massachusetts and one of the oldest cities in the US. It is also a center of higher education. Many attractions in the city are within walking distance from the cross-town bus stop. Take a subway or bus if you want to travel to the other side of the river and visit MIT and Harvard.

By Bus: From Port Authority or Chinatown

Washington, DC

DC is the US capital with much to see, including the White House, the Capitol, memorials, and museums -- all within walking distance of the bus stop. From NY to DC, it takes about 4 hours.

By Bus: From Port Authority or Chinatown

Philadelphia, PA

Philly is the largest city in Pennsylvania and is home to many famous attractions such as the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. From New York to Philadelphia, it takes about 1.5-2 hours by bus.

By Bus: From Port Authority or Chinatown

At the Manhasset Bay Walk, Long Island.

Chomping down on a huge pizza.

Students visiting the Statue of Liberty.

Visiting the United Nations.
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