Big Apple Advice! – Broadway Shows

If you’re only staying in New York for a short time, one of your must-dos has to be seeing a show on Broadway. If you put some thought in, you can evade the multi-hundred dollar ticket prices with options like Student Rush, Standing Room Only, and lotteries. This guide from Playbill.com details the rush and lottery policies of the theaters of each currently running show: http://m.playbill.com//news/article/82428-Broadway-Rush-Lottery-and-Standing-Room-Only-Policies

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Time Out Carlyle! – French Restaurant Week

While this year’s Restaurant Week has long passed, the culinary scene in New York never rests. This week, July 7th-14th, is French Restaurant Week (part of Bastille Week commemorating the revolutonary Storming of the Bastille) where a number of participating restuarants are offering reduced-cost prix fixe meals, making fine dining a more accessible excursion for those on college budgets with a taste for exploration. Find a full list of restaurants here. Looking for more French fare? Head uptown to the annual French cultural street fair on 60th St..

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Free Fridays! – Grand Central

See why the neighborhood surrounding Grand Central Terminal is so much more than a transportation hub. Every Friday at 12:30pm, the Grand Central Partnership conducts a 90-minute guided walking tour led by urban historians. Make stops at the station’s Whispering Gallery, discover the secrets of the passageways, gaze at the architectural splendor of the Chrysler Building and visit Pershing Square and the original Lincoln Memorial, among other notable Midtown locales.

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Carlyle Concierge! – NYC’s Best of Food

Attention residents! Our resource center staff will be hosting a fun and informational concierge table this Friday 4-6pm and Saturday 12-2pm in the Carlyle Court main lobby. This week they’ll provide you with lots of great information about the most popular and exciting food places where you can get some of the best pizza, burgers and desserts in NYC.

Make sure to stop by our table and say hi!

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Big Apple Advice! – Quiet Time

For those not used to living in New York or maybe even with roommates, all the buzz might not be so exciting when all you need is quiet space to study, sleep, or just think.

1. For peaceful reading or studying, head to our very own study lounge on the first floor of C1, or Bobst Library, which is open to anyone taking classes at NYU. The higher levels have silent reading rooms that overlook the gorgeous Washington Square Park.

2. Coffee shops make great quiet places, too–try The Bean on 12th and Broadway or the Think Coffee on 4th Ave between 12th and 13th.

3. Need to sleep but your own room isn’t offering any peace? Of course, the only remedy for something like early-morning construction nearby is earplugs (or adjusting your sleep to early bird construction worker schedules), but if your roommate is the problem, hurray! That you can fix–set respectful limits of each other’s schedules with a good old-fashioned (polite) discussion.

4. If all you’re looking for is a quiet place for some peace of mind, don’t forget you’re in one of the most beautiful cities in the world–put a walking playlist together and step outside. Some great spots for sitting or pacing are the East River Park, Stuyvesant Park, and really anywhere in the labyrinthe West Village, like Christopher Park.

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Summer Savings! – CityPASS

The New York CityPASS offers access to six attractions within nine days for $106 ($79 for kids 6-17), making it the most straightforward of the New York City admission passes. If you’re planning to go to 4 or more of the included attractions, you’ll find that the pass offers value and convenience. Included Attractions: Empire State Building, American Museum of Natural History, Guggenheim Museum, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), The Met, Either a Circle Line Sightseeing Cruise or Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Cruise.