If you're moving to New York to work or study at Weill Cornell Medicine, one of the highlights of joining the WCM community is joining the city's community of 8.5 million residents. There’s so much to do and explore in the five boroughs and beyond, and these are a few resources to help get you started.
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Things to do
Explore local event listings to discover concerts, plays, art exhibitions, comedy shows, book readings, movie screenings, historical tours, cultural festivals, and more happening every day of the week.
- NYC Go Local events & attractions
- Time Out Daily, weekly, & monthly event guide
- New York Times Arts & Entertainment listing
- The New Yorker Goings on about town
- Atlas Obscura Unusual and weird attractions
New York City is connected by a vast network of subway and bus lines, which you can access using a MetroCard. Taxi cabs and car services are also easy to find in most neighborhoods. For travel outside of the city, you can rely on light rail, trains, buses and car rentals.
- MTA Subway, bus, and light rail info
- Roosevelt Island Tram Travels to/from 59th Street & 2nd Ave
- New Jersey Transit Light rail & bus info
- Taxi Fare Info
There’s much more to New York food than bagels and pizza. You can find virtually any type of cuisine here, and when you don’t feel like leaving your apartment, you can always have a meal delivered to your door.
- NYC Go Local restaurant listings
- Eater Food news & dining guides
- NY Mag Restaurant Guide Searchable restaurant listing
- Serious Eats Neighborhood food guides & more
- Seamless Online ordering for delivery & takeout
Sports and the Outdoors
New York may be a dense metropolis, but there are plenty of places to enjoy the outdoors within city limits and in nearby counties. If you’re a baseball, hockey, basketball, or just about any other type of sporting fan, you can also watch or participate in games throughout the year.
- NYC Go Local sporting event guide
- NYC Parks & Recreation Explore parks and events
- New York State Parks State parks, historical sites and more