Living in NYC
Students will take all of their classes at the Fisher Center, Syracuse University’s new academic building, located at 31st and Madison.
Students will be issued an access card to enter the building at the 31st Street entrance, and they will use their Syracuse SUID to get into the 2nd floor. There is a receptionist, but students always need their ID to access the building.
Students are housed together in Educational Housing Services at 1760 Third Avenue at 97th Street (get a building tour here). The building was recently renovated and it’s only a block from the 6 subway line, which goes right to the Fisher Center. Educational Housing Services is located in the heart of the Upper East Side, where there are tons of restaurants and stores. The building also has a fitness center, food-warming areas, a game room, and a laundry room. Students are welcome to live at home as well if it’s a commutable distance.
One of the best perks of NYC is you don’t need a car. You can take the subway, the bus, or a taxi everywhere. Or, if it’s not too far and the weather is nice, you can walk. Rush hour is typically 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. This is when the subways get a bit crammed and taxis and buses go much slower because of the traffic. If you’re commuting during this time, be prepared to wait for a train or two to pass before you can get on.
NYC is a walking city. People will walk 20 to 30 blocks to work and that’s absolutely normal (20 blocks = 1 mile). The avenues are long and the streets/blocks are short. Determine how long it takes you to walk 10 blocks, and then you can always figure out if it’s worth it to walk or take a subway, bus, or taxi.