So you’ve accepted an internship in the Big Apple this summer. Congratulations! As they say, if you can make it here, you can make it anywhere. You’ve prepared by re-watching old episodes of “Gossip Girl” and “Sex and the City” but once you get there, you’ll realize the city is so different from it is on TV. New York City can be overwhelming, but don’t be discouraged; check out what the city has to offer. Here are some great spots people don’t usually consider:
1. Bryant Park.
This park is a smaller alternative compared to Central Park but it’s just as beautiful and lively. Concerts and free yoga takes place here. There are many seats for hanging out with friends and lunch dates. Come out and tan or read a book on a summer day.
2. Strands Bookstore.
Head to East Village to check out some rare books at Strands! Take some time to read in the parks over the summer because reading for leisure can be difficult to do when the semester starts. They have “18 miles of books” so you will definitely find something interesting!
Try something new at this Ukrainian restaurant! It’s open 24 hours so pop in for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. The Ukranian Meatballs are amazing!
4. Brooklyn Flea Market.
Head over to Brooklyn and check out all the vendors at the Flea Market! Grab some vintage clothes, cool crafts and jewelry, and fresh food. Shopping and food is a perfect after work activity!
5. Soho: Shop ‘til you drop in this neighborhood of Lower Manhattan. They call it the most unique shopping area in the world—take advantage of it!
This is just a small list; definitely take some time to check out spots of your own finding during your lunch breaks, after work, or on the weekends. A summer in New York City can be life changing; take advantage of all the city has to offer!
This blogs post was written by Christine LaRochelle, our Campus Ambassador from Boston University.