Summertime in the City

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There’s nothing like summertime in New York City

{A bird's eye view of the fountain and arch at Washington Square Park.]

Summer’s longer days are a time for students to take advantage of all that New York City has to offer. Summer term classes are available for those who want to get ahead in their major or focus on one subject.

[Students barbecue while taking in the views of lower Manhattan from Brooklyn Bridge Park.]

Students barbecue while taking in the views of lower Manhattan from Brooklyn Bridge Park. It’s just a short walk from NYU’s Downtown Brooklyn campus.

[A student sits on a park bench and reads a book.]

Tackle your summer reading list and enjoy the sun in Washington Square Park, the unofficial center of NYU’s Greenwich Village campus.

[A basketball player goes up for a jump shot while being guarded by the other team. The teams play on an outdoor court with lots of people watching from behind a fence.]]

The West 4th Street Courts are less than two blocks from Washington Square Park. Also known as “The Cage,” these courts are packed from dawn to dark during summer’s long days.

[People walk down a busy street in Greenwich Village, passing by lit up signs or restaurants, bars, and stores.]

The streets of Greenwich Village teem with life, locals, and tourists. Check out the neighborhood’s litany of fantastic restaurants and one-of-a-kind shops.

[Three students sit and talk along the river whith a view of the Brooklyn Bridge and downtown NYC behind them.]

The Brooklyn Bridge and the vibrant Dumbo neighborhood are less than a mile from Downtown Brooklyn. Both are wonderful places to catch up with friends and cool off along the shore of the East River.

[Two people browse books at a street vendor table.]

Street vendors of all types set up shop around Greenwich Village. Peruse their offerings of books, records, arts, jewelry, and more.

A person playing piano in Washington Square Park.

Artists, musicians, and street performers of every ilk are a mainstay in Washington Square Park during the summertime. Grab a seat and enjoy the show!

Subway riders wait in the station as a train rushes by.

Catch the subway from either Washington Square or Downtown Brooklyn and head to the Bronx for a Yankees’ game or to Coney Island for a day at the beach.