New York Living - What The Bronx has to offer
Both campuses are located in pleasant residential communities in the northern reaches of the Bronx, adjacent to Westchester County and less than hour away from Manhattan. Thus a variety of leisure time activities unsurpassed any place in the world is easily accessible by car or public transportation.
The Bronx Zoo is the world’s largest urban zoo that features more than 600 species from around the globe. The New York Botanical Garden offers more than 250 acres of pristine land with more than 50 gardens and extensive collections of plants and a landmark conservatory.
If you enjoy sports, the brand new Yankee Stadium is just 20 minutes away by car and/or by train. Golfers can enjoy playing golf at the Van Cortlandt Park course, one block from the west campus. There are also tennis courts and riding stables located at the park. Another choice for golfers to enjoy is at the Pelham Bay & Split Rock Golflocated minutes from the East Campus.
For dining, you can visit City Island, which offers an array of fine delicacies and seafood cuisine at the many restaurants located with close proximity to both Moses and Weiler. This small quaint island offers little shops with many antique items, boating, fishing, and much more. For Italian lovers, Little Italy is the place to enjoy fine Italian dining and delicious desserts. Arthur Avenue also has an impressive Italy Market which offers eating and plenty of shopping.
The Bronx also features some amazing places like the historical Wave Hill in Riverdale and the Bronx Museum of Arts.
For the culturally inclined, Lehman College Center for the Performing Arts offers opera, concerts, theater and dance. Its location, approximately ten minutes from the west campus, makes it accessible even on a resident’s busy schedule.
Further away, but easily reached by car or public transportation, are many miles of beaches along the shore of Long Island Sound and the Atlantic Ocean. Skiing and other winter sports activities abound in the New York State and New England to the north, or the west in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Approximately 22 minutes by subway, bus or car is Manhattan, the cultural and fashion center of the country, with its theaters, operas, museums, restaurants, galleries, as well as the many world famous department stores, sporting events, historical landmarks, restaurants, parks and other attractions. It’s fascinating and diverse neighborhoods – Wall Street, Chinatown, Greenwich Village, Soho, Fifth Avenue, the elegant East Side – are best sampled by walking.