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3 College Sophomore

Local Area: Desent area when out at the right times avoid traveling too late near the delis on st Nicolas terrace. You may be hassled. But never harmed.

5 College Sophomore

Local Area: New York City. Everything is here.

5 College Junior

Local Area: It's NYC I couldn't ask for more. There is always something going on. Everything I learn in my textbooks is just a train ride away. So many important people/architects live in the city and its easy to find experts on subjects.

3 College Sophomore

Local Area: We are in Harlem...... Enough said

3 College Freshman

Local Area: Local atmosphere is not bad. There's better food off campus and you can just take the train to wherever you want to go in the city.


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New York City is an amazing area full of excitement, crowded subways, 24-hour bodegas, tasty multicultural dishes, and chill cafés. The saying that "the city never sleeps" is definitely true. City College is located in Manhattan, more precisely in Harlem. This part of NYC may not be as hip as the West Village or as lavish as the Upper East Side, but there is much to do here. From the acclaimed Apollo Theater to the West Harlem Community Kitchen, the Studio Museum in Harlem, and Sylvia's Restaurant, there are many famous places around. In fact, Columbia University is only a few subway stops away. City students don't always interact with the Columbia students, but there are programs exchanged between the two schools by various clubs and organizations.

Facts & Statistics

Fun Local Trivia
  1. Dutch explorer Peter Minuit purchased the island of Manhattan's southern tip from the Algonquin tribe for trinkets and tools worth about $24.
  2. More than 250 feature films are shot on location in New York City each year.
  3. An average of 4.9 million people ride the New York City subway each weekday.
  4. The New York Post, established in 1803 by Alexander Hamilton, is the oldest running newspaper in the United States.
  5. New York was the first state to require license plates on cars.
Points of Interest
  • Arc Gospel Choir
  • Astroland Amusement Park
  • Belmont Park
  • Broadway
  • Bronx Zoo
  • Brooklyn Botanical Gardens
  • Central Park
  • Channel Gardens
  • Chelsea Piers Recreation Complex
  • Fifth Avenue
  • Irish Hunger Memorial
  • Issue Project Room
  • Museum of Modern Art
  • Museum of Natural History
  • New York Aquarium
  • NY Jazz at Lincoln Center
  • Seneca Park Zoo
  • Staten Island
  • Statue of Liberty
  • Tribeca Cinemas
  • Wall Street
Shopping Centers
  • Kings Plaza Shopping Center & Marina
  • Manhattan Mall
  • Queens Center
  • South Street Seaport
  • Staten Island Mall
  • Trump Tower
Movie Theaters
City Cinemas
210 E. 86th St.
(212) 734-4169
Movie Theaters
Clearview Chelsea
260 W. 23rd St.
(212) 691-5519
Movie Theaters
Lincoln Plaza Cinemas
1886 Broadway
(212) 757-2280
Movie Theaters
Paris Theatre
4 W. 58th St.
(212) 688-3800
Movie Theaters
Regal E-Walk Stadium 13
247 W. 42nd St.
(212) 840-1521
Major Sports Teams
  • New Jersey Devils: NHL
  • New Jersey Nets: NBA
  • New York Giants: NFL
  • New York Islanders: NHL
  • New York Jets: NFL
  • New York Knicks: NBA
  • New York Mets: MLB
  • New York Rangers: NHL
  • New York Red Bull: MLS
  • New York Yankees: MLB
Distances to Nearest Major Cities
  • New Haven: CT: 65 miles
  • Philadelphia: PA: 82 miles

Student Polls

Rate the local atmosphere on the following topics    Based on 91 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 92 responses

  • 79% City living at its finest. There's always something fun and interesting going on.
  • 3% Vibrant college town. There's no big city, but there are plenty of things to do off campus.
  • 1% Small town with plenty of charm.
  • 15% In or near a big city, but there's not much to do off campus.
  • 1% Painfully remote.

What is the proximity to other universities? Is there much interaction?    Based on 91 responses

  • 40% There are nearby schools that students often interact with.
  • 43% There are nearby schools, but students do NOT interact much.
  • 18% There aren't any nearby schools.

Can you see yourself living here after graduation?    Based on 91 responses

  • 35% Totally.
  • 47% Maybe, if I could find a good job.
  • 18% No way.


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