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Riverdale, NY
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2 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Again, the city is so close yet so far away.

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4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: NYC is a few mintutes away.

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3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: This school is in the north bronx. It's best to just go into Manhattan.

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5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: You live in NYC, of course it's amazing.

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4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Its convinient because its fifteen minutes away from one of the world's capital-New York City


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Cecilio Gomez
Communications/Spanish and Business minors
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Manhattan College is located in the city of all cities—New York. There is a vast number of opportunities to succeed in the city that never sleeps. The internship opportunities are great for any college student looking for experience. Students can land an internship with top-notch companies like ABC television, MTV, or maybe even magazines like Cosmopolitan. New York City is the city of opportunity and a city full of energy and life. A college student has a long, long list of things to do, and New York can help students check off their list.

For students who like sports, they have every major sport playing in the city, with the exception of football which plays across the river in New Jersey. Students can go check out the Yankees, the Rangers, and the Knicks—all in the city. For students who aren't big fans of sports and instead enjoy shopping, New York has plenty of that, too. There are stores at the famous Fifth Avenue, like Armani Exchange, the NBA Store, Gucci, and many more. A short walking distance from Fifth Avenue is Columbus Circle, which has stores like Borders Bookstore and is located right in front of Central Park. There is also the famed Soho Shopping District, which has a lot of famous stores with the latest trends, and a mall by Madison Square Garden, which has some more trendy stores. For movie-goers, to say New York has plenty of theaters is an understatement. Times Square has two theaters alone. Students can also go out to dinner at many of the great restaurants, check out the hottest nightclubs and bars, and visit many great tourist attractions like the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty. This is the perfect city for any college student because of the people and the opportunities. New York has its own saying: "New York, New York—so nice, they say it twice."

Facts & Statistics

Fun Local Trivia
  1. New York City is often called, "The City That Never Sleeps."
  2. New York City is home to nine professional sports teams!
  3. The borough of the Bronx is the only borough in New York City connected to the mainland of the United States.
  4. The New York Stock Exchange is the world's largest exchange.
Notable Natives
  • Marc Anthony – singer and entertainer
  • Sean "Diddy" Combs – hip-hop artist, entrepreneur
  • Rudolph Giuliani – politician and former NYC Mayor and Manhattan College alum
  • Jay-Z – hip-hop artist
  • Jennifer Lopez – actress, musician, dancer
  • Russell Simmons – entrepreneur
  • Joe Torre – former baseball player and Yankees manager; current manager for the Los Angeles Dodgers
Local Slang
  • Ballin': Having expensive things and showing it; made famous in the song "We Fly High" by Jim Jones
  • Bread: Means money; it also has a sexual meaning.
  • Cake: Means money; used as the name of a song by hip-hop artist Lloyd Banks
  • Dime: A really good-looking girl; it also is slang for an assist in basketball
  • Light: Easy, not difficult
  • Trash: Bad, terrible
Points of Interest
  • 34th Street
  • Citi Field
  • Empire State Building
  • Fordham Road
  • Madison Square Garden
  • Rockefeller Center
  • Statue of Liberty
  • Times Square
  • Yankee Stadium
Shopping Centers
  • 125th Street (Harlem)
  • 181st Street (Washington Heights)
  • 34th Street
  • Columbus Circle
  • Cross Country Shopping Center
  • Fifth Avenue
  • Fordham Road
  • Galleria Mall at White Plains
  • Palisades Center Mall
  • Soho Shopping District
Movie Theaters
AMC Empire 25
234 W. 42nd St.
(888) 262-4386
Movie Theaters
AMC Loews Theatres - 34th Street 14
312 W. 34th St.
(888) 262-4386
Movie Theaters
Cross Country Mall Movie Theaters
2 South Dr.
(800) 315-4000
Major Sports Teams
  • New Jersey Devils: NHL
  • New York Giants: NFL
  • New York Islanders: NHL
  • New York Jets: NFL
  • New York Knicks: NBA
  • New York Mets: MLB
  • New York Nets: NBA
  • New York Rangers: NHL
  • New York Yankees: MLB
Distances to Nearest Major Cities
  • Boston: MA: 4 hours
  • Philadelphia: PA: 2 hours

Student Polls

Rate the local atmosphere on the following topics    Based on 22 responses

Very poor
  • Cost of living
  • Dining
  • Friendliness of locals toward students
  • Museums/cultural attractions
  • Nightlife
  • Parking
  • Parks and recreation
  • Professional sports
  • Safety
  • Scenery
  • Shopping
  • Transportation

What is the local atmosphere like at your school?    Based on 23 responses

  • 4% Painfully remote.
  • 22% In or near a big city, but there's not much to do off campus.
  • 0% Small town with plenty of charm.
  • 4% Vibrant college town. There's no big city, but there are plenty of things to do off campus.
  • 70% City living at its finest. There's always something fun and interesting going on.

What is the proximity to other universities? Is there much interaction?    Based on 23 responses

  • 4% There aren't any nearby schools.
  • 35% There are nearby schools, but students do NOT interact much.
  • 61% There are nearby schools that students often interact with.

Can you see yourself living here after graduation?    Based on 23 responses

  • 30% No way.
  • 30% Maybe, if I could find a good job.
  • 39% Totally.


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