Located right on campus, Oren’s is hard to miss. Whether you’re rushing to class or in need of a mid-day pick-me-up, this is the place to go! Not only do they have a great selection of coffee, but also the employees are always delightful. While this is not the place to go for a coffee date or to do homework due to limited seating, it is just a few steps away from endless benches in Washington Square Park, which is where we venture out next.
Next stop is the infamous Washington Square Park, a landmark but better known for its cultural activity. The main features include the Washington Square Arch and the fountain. You will not be disappointed drinking your morning coffee in the park since it is an incredible place to people watch. The mornings are a little quietier, so if you’re looking for the infamous street performers and/or protests you should wait until mid-afternoon to give it a visit.
If you are an NYU student you know the love/hate relationship with Bobst. If you are not an NYU student, then you must pay a visit to one of the largest academic libraries in the United States. It was built in 1972 and houses more than 3.3 million volumes, 20,000 journals and over 3.5 million microforms. While it is not open to the public, you can get in with an access pass issued in the lobby or a NYU student or faculty member can let you in.
Although Bobst is a beautiful building with stunning views of the city, it’s not healthy to stay inside all day. Which calls for another trip to Washington Square Park. Recently renovated, it is now a host to two dog parks, one for big dogs and one for smaller ones. Yes, Washington Square Park is one place, but it offers many different experiences. After studying, it is the perfect place to go for a study break if you love dogs. Unfortunatley you have to have a dog to physically enter the park, but watching all the happy doggos play from outside has definitely helped me forget about all the exams I have yet to study for.
After a long day of studying, it is essential to reward yourself. Whether you need a refreshing treat or want to indulge and take home a whole container(we won’t judge you!), IL Gelato fufills all your gelato-related fantasies. My favorite part is that it is inside Eataly, which is definitley one of the best food experiences New York has to offer. With various restaurants and high quality groceries, Eataly is a place you can find yourself spending hours at tasting wine, eating pasta, drinking coffee, buying ingredients and, of course, drowning yourself in delicious gelato.
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