Nelson Mandela International Day

It’s Nelson Mandela International Day, a day of service celebrated on July 18, Mandela’s birthday.

Mandela, the former president of South Africa and Nobel Peace Prize recipient, died at 95 on Dec. 5, 2013. This is the first time the day has been celebrated since his death.

The celebration, first declared by the United Nations in 2009, is intended to honor Mandela’s legacy, encouraging people to volunteer and perform community service.

A spokesperson for the Nelson Mandela Foundation said: “Our message has to be this: Mr Mandela is gone, but his legacy lives on; Mr Mandela is gone, but the work he started will continue.”



Community Alert! Tower C3 Water Turned Off

This is a message from Carlyle Court staff letting you know that residents living in tower C3 will not have access to water until around 12:00pm today. We are sorry for the last minute alert and sorry for any inconveniences. Our engineering team is working diligently to ensure the water is turned back on as soon as possible. Thank you for your cooperation.


Mulan advises you to not attempt to use the shower as well:


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 details the rush and lottery policies of the theaters of each currently running show:



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..


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.