NEW YORK – Let’s see: You’re in New York with Xavier’s basketball team, and you’ve got an entire day before the Muskies play at 7:00 p.m.
What to do? It’s just another boring day in the Big Apple, right?
Of course not. New York is, according to the people here, the greatest city in all the world, and there is so much to do it can make you dizzy.
So we decided that we could help plan your time. We asked some experts—our students. These kids are X-treme Fans—extreme because they’ve been here before, some for four consecutive years.
So if you’re an alum, or a student here for the first time, here are a few tips from students who have been there, and done that.
THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE
Don’t just see it. Experience it.
“Go biking along the waterfront and bike across the Brooklyn Bridge,” says Ryan Quilty, a Sport Management major from Gurnee, Ill.
DON’T JUST MAKE EYE CONTACT
Learning opportunities abound in the Big Apple.
“See all the New York monuments and ride the subway,” says Sam DeTullio, a Nursing major from Cleveland. For another interesting take on transportation, visit Grand Central Station’s Whispering Gallery.
THE FOOD. AH, THE FOOD
Yes, there are amazing culinary options. But one stands out.
“Eat real New York pizza,” says Will Zimbler, a Math major from Cincinnati. A few suggestions? NY Pizza Suprema right across from Madison Square Garden, or maybe John’s Pizzeria at Times Square. Also: try the Shake Shack milkshakes.
The museums, too. And the donuts.
“Check out the museums and parks. But my goal is to visit some of New York’s best donut shops … and admire the beautiful artwork in the Museum of Modern Art,” says Chloe Borah, an advertising and public relations major from Fairfield, Ill. But will she do these both at the same time?
LADY LIBERTY AND THE FERRY
It’s free. And the view is amazing.
“Take the Staten Island Ferry across the river," says alumna Allie Weiss (Marketing, '16), of Stow, Ohio. "Many of the other passengers are tourists as well. It’s interesting chatting with them and hearing where everyone is from.”
Have fun in the Big Apple! Let’s Go X!