The New York City Experience
Welcome to New York City! Also known as The Big Apple, New York City is both an exciting, and sometimes overwhelming, place to live. Whether you are local and have lived here all your life, or are coming from across state lines, it is important to be prepared and understand your surroundings. We hope the following information will help you experience New York City in a safe and enjoyable way – remember, use common sense, be aware, and travel with friends/groups whenever possible!
- Staying Safe
- Getting Around NYC
- NYC on a Budget
- Experience “The Big Apple”
- Know your neighborhood: The Financial District
Stay Safe in New York City
Pace Security Information
- Safety & Security On Campus
- Your University ID
- Your Pace University ID is your access to everything on campus. Your Pace ID holds information to your meal plan, flex dollars, printing, campus account, residence hall access and more. If your card is lost, stop by the ID Office to request another card. NYC One Stop Office, 1 Pace Plaza - 1st Floor, 212-346-1812 or 212-346-1872
- Pace Emergency Alert System:
- School closures, severe weather, delays, etc. Be in the know during all emergency situations!
Tips for Being Safe in NYC
Your safety is important! Our college campus is New York City, and we share it with our fellow New Yorkers. Be aware, be prepared and understand your surroundings.
Red Line? Blue Line? 456? HELP! – Getting Around NYC
There are many ways to travel around New York City and the surrounding areas. Research different transportation and figure out what works best for you.
- Bus System
- Buying a MetroCard
- Metrocards can be purchased at various subway stations throughout New York City, but not all. An explanation of the types of metro cards available can be found on the MTA website.
- Traveling home or to visit friends?
- Helpful Phone Apps for navigating NYC
Living in NYC on a Budget
NYC isn’t cheap. Luckily, if you know where to look, there are an abundance of student discounts to be found.
- TUN - “We Help Students Save” © TUN
- Tixforstudents - “Your access to student tickets in advance. The shows you want. The prices you can afford” © Tix4students.com
- Student Rush and Lottery Tickets for Broadway Shows
- Computer Needs? Apple, Dell, Microsoft, etc.
- Flex Dollars – Use your Pace One Card at local restaurants and eateries within the area – it’s easy and saves you time! For a full list and more information visit the Flex Dollars Webpage.
Experience the Big Apple! NYC stretches beyond Pace…
As a student, you have access to the best art and culture in NYC.
Art and Museums - Many offer student discounts, suggested donations, or are even free on certain days and times.
- Metropolitan Museum of Art
- Museum of Natural History
- And more – a complete listing of all museums in NY
Explore different boroughs outside Manhattan!
Sports – NYC is the home to some of the greatest teams!
- The Mets - Citi Field
- The New York Yankees - Yankee Stadium
- The Rangers, Knicks and more – Madison Square Garden
- Brooklyn Nets, NY Islanders - Barclays Center
FREE Live TV Show Tapings – You watched these at home, now watch them live!
- Rachael Ray Show
- Live! with Kelly and Michael
- The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
- Late Night with Seth Meyers
- The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
- The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore
Theater –Broadway, Off Broadway, Off Off Broadway and more!
- The Theatre Development Fund provides a listing of all plays, musicals and dance productions
- All full time students are eligible to enroll in the TDF membership program and receive discounted tickets!
- Schimmel Center at Pace University
- Pace University is the home to the Schimmel Center! Want to experience theatre, music and dance without having to go very far? Stop downstairs at the Schimmel Box office for student-rate tickets to a variety of performances!
Concert Halls – Musical artists never miss the opportunity to perform in NYC. With numerous venues throughout the city, popular and upcoming artists are at your disposal!
- Music Hall of Williamsburg
- Terminal 5
- Bowery Ballroom
- Hammerstein Ballroom
- Concerts at Madison Square Garden
Get to know your new neighborhood: The Financial District!
- A history of Wall Street and the Financial District
- What makes the area that surrounds Pace so unique? Check out a History of Wall Street provided by the Library of Congress
- The Downtown Alliance
- Be in the loop about everything happening in Lower Manhattan
- Neighborhood resources
- Chase- 214 Broadway, New York, NY 10007
- Bank of America- 150 Broadway
- CVS- 129 Fulton St, New York, NY
- Duane Reade- 17 John St
- Key Food/Fulton Market- 55 Fulton St, New York, NY 10038
- Whole Foods- 270 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10007
- Jubilee- 99 John St, New York, NY 10038
- You don’t need to travel far to experience some of the most visited places right here in the Financial District
*Disclaimer: The Office of the First-Year Experience has compiled these resources for your convenience. Pace University does not have an affiliation with any of the companies identified here. Representation on this list does not endorse a recommendation. If you have recommendations or suggestions about the information listed, please contact the Office of the First-Year Experience.