New York City & Local Area

Just 30 minutes north of Midtown Manhattan by train or car, Sarah Lawrence College’s location offers the best of both worlds—a convenient, suburban base and an ideal point of entry to one of the world’s most exciting cities.

New York City

New York City

New York City is yours to explore, 24 hours a day. Think of it as an extension of the Sarah Lawrence campus—a cultural, research, social, and career resource without peer.

Enjoy a Michelin-starred pizza at Babbo or grab a kimchi-stuffed taco at the Korilla BBQ truck. Haunt the vinyl racks at a record store in the East Village or head to the legendary Village Vanguard to hear some great jazz. Make your way uptown for world-class music, ballet, or opera in and around Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall.

Better still, take advantage of the discounted tickets Sarah Lawrence makes available to many of the City’s most desired destinations. Free shuttle vans take students to the Bronxville train station and back to campus seven days a week from 5:45 p.m. to 2:15 a.m.

Internships in the City

New York City is host to many prestigious internship opportunities available to Sarah Lawrence students. Learn by doing at major cultural, educational, medical, and corporate institutions—or at a world-changing NGO. Learn about internship opportunities at the Office of Career Services.

Recent internships in New York City have included:

  • ABC
  • American Civil Liberties Union
  • Amnesty International
  • Atlantic Records
  • CNN
  • Guggenheim Museum
  • HBO
  • Jazz at Lincoln Center
  • Johns Hopkins Huntington’s Disease Clinic
  • Legal Aid Society
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Mount Sinai Medical Center
  • New York City Department of Education
  • The New York Times
  • The New Yorker
  • Parsons Dance Company
  • Planned Parenthood
  • Polo Ralph Lauren Corp.
  • Random House Publishing
  • Sotheby’s
  • Tribeca Productions
  • Vanity Fair

Faculty Connections

Not only can students take advantage of the wealth of internships New York City has to offer, but also the many faculty connections within the City. For example:

What to Do

What is there not to do in New York City?

One popular outing for Sarah Lawrence students: getting student-rate tickets for many of the musical events at Carnegie Hall, Town Hall, the Metropolitan Opera, and various studios (available from the music librarian). Programs for these events are posted on the bulletin board outside the William Schuman Music Library in Marshall Field. Students should also check the Student Affairs office for student-rate tickets for theatre productions and concert performances.

In addition, the Office of Student Activities runs a program called CityLinks. Each month, the Office purchases a block of tickets to a theatre, music, dance, or cultural event. This is an easy and inexpensive way for students to explore New York City and Westchester County. Van transportation is provided, and the trips are available free or at a nominal charge to students.

Find out more about New York City’s latest happenings:

Ways to Get There

  • The Met Van: This program shuttles students into the City every Saturday of the academic year, multiple times throughout the day. Vans leave from Andrews Parking Lot and bring students to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan. The program provides a free and easy alternative to typical public transportation for students on a limited budget.

  • Train: The cheapest way to get to Manhattan via Metro North is by ordering "Web Tickets" on the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) website. Remember, the last train home to Bronxville departs Grand Central at 1:50 a.m.

  • Free shuttle: After dark, take the College's free shuttle van to the Bronxville train station. The shuttle van runs seven days a week from 5:45 p.m. to 2:15 a.m.

  • Bus: It takes about 20 minutes to get to the Bronx from various stops around campus. From the Bronx, you can catch the subway to various destinations in the five boroughs. The Student Affairs office has bus schedules on hand, which are also available at Bee-Line Bus online.

Bronxville, Yonkers, and the Hudson Valley

Hudson Valley

The Sarah Lawrence campus is situated in southern Westchester County, New York, on the eastern edge of the city of Yonkers and adjacent to the Bronxville village center.

The communities of Bronxville, Yonkers, and others in the Hudson Valley offer students a myriad of cultural opportunities, shopping, dining, and entertainment options.

Bronxville

Often described as “quaint” and “charming,” Bronxville comprises one square mile of stately homes, trendy restaurants, and small boutiques. This well-established suburban enclave, bounded on one side by the Bronx River, has the feel of an English village—a mix of Tudor, Colonial, and Victorian architecture nestled among manicured lawns and gardens.

Sarah Lawrence students frequent such Bronxville eateries as Slave to the Grind; catch foreign and innovative films at a fine arts theatre; and buy comestibles at the village’s spring and fall farmer’s markets. Students can also be found beneath the tile roof of the Bronxville train station, awaiting the Metro North train for the 30-minute ride to downtown Manhattan.

For more about Bronxville:

Yonkers

An old city in the midst of an exciting revitalization, Yonkers is known for its ethnic richness, historic character, and riverfront scenery, including a splendid view of the Palisades across the Hudson.

Yonkers is home to a host of conveniences, such as the Cross County Shopping Center, which features chain stores such as The Gap, Macy's, and Sears, as well as restaurants, a multiplex cinema, and even a hotel where guests from out of town can stay. The Yonkers Waterfront is alive with activity and beautiful views up and down the Hudson River. As a site of industry both historic and modern, Yonkers is home to many businesses—including the bakery that makes the fudge brownies for Ben & Jerry’s ice cream.

For more about Yonkers:

Westchester County & the Hudson Valley

Many more cultural events, historical landmarks, and recreational opportunities can be found in the towns and cities throughout Westchester County and the Hudson Valley.

Find out more about Westchester County and the Hudson Valley.