By Dina Abrahim
Yeshiva University is located in New York City, one of the most exciting cities in the world, where there are many different places to explore. Below is a list of a few interesting attractions NYC has to offer.
- Bryant Park
Bryant Park is a beautiful public park in Midtown Manhattan. This park attracts visitors from all over the world and even offers free ice skating during the winter months. If you want to go ice skating be sure to make a reservation! When the weather is nice Bryant Park is a great place to have a picnic.
To find out more: https://bryantpark.org
- 9/11 Memorial
While visiting the 9/11 Memorial is definitely an emotional experience, it remembers those who lost their lives on 9/11 and is a must-see for visitors of New York. The memorial has the names of everyone who died on 9/11 engraved in gold panels surrounding the two pools.
Where: 180 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10007
Price: The 9/11 Memorial is free. The 9/11 Museum is $20 for college students. Don’t forget to bring your student ID.
To find out more: https://www.911memorial.org
- American Museum of Natural History
The American Museum of Natural History is a museum on the Upper West Side in Manhattan. Nearly 5 million people visit this museum every year, making it one of the most-visited museums in the country. The museum includes the Hayden Planetarium and the Space Theater.
Where: 200 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024-5102
Price: Varies. Free for residents of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut and $18 for students. You must make a reservation.
To find out more: https://www.amnh.org
- Strand Book Store
Strand Book Store is a must-see for book lovers. It is the largest independent bookstore in NYC and sells new, used, and rare books. They claim to have 18 miles worth of books.
Where: 828 Broadway, New York, NY 10003
To find out more: https://www.strandbooks.com
- Free walking tours
Walking tours are a great way to get to know a new city. Many walking tours are offered every day in New York and some are even free. One tour offered by Free Tours by Foot visits Soho, Little Italy, and Chinatown.
Where: Wherever you want
To find out more: https://freetoursbyfoot.com