New York City’s public transportation system gets plenty of praise from NYU students. Students say subways are the easiest and cheapest way to get around, since they never have to deal with NYC traffic, as is the case with other means of transportation in the city, such as buses and taxis. The MTA (Metropolitan Transit Authority) strives to make subway use convenient and affordable, and with options such as the 30-day unlimited MetroCard, you can commute daily via the subway as many times as you want for 30 days with this card. It is a little expensive ($104), but in the long run, it is worth it, especially if you work or live off campus and commute to school daily.
Although the natures of both the MTA and the subway maps may be intimidating, you will most likely find subway officials in the subway stations, and NYC commuters are often willing to assist if you ask for their help. Public transportation in New York City is largely reliable and convenient, so much so that there is little need for a personal car. Biking around the city is also a great alternative, with the increase of bike lanes in the city.