The Juilliard Neighborhood
Though it’s a bit overcast here in Manhattan today, I didn’t think that should stop me from going out and showing you all a bit of the immediate neighborhood that surrounds Juilliard! Here at Lincoln Center, you’re never more than a ten minute walk away from everything you might ever need, (though don’t let that stop you from exploring all the rest that New York has to offer). As such, I thought that I ought to show you guys some of my favorite spots up and down Broadway in order to give you all a better sense of the area around Juilliard!
~Uptown of Juilliard~
The first (and one of the most important things) you’ll come across when walking uptown on Broadway is the 66 St-Lincoln Center subway stop. This gives you access to the 1, 2, and 3 trains which run up and down the west side of the city. Having what I consider to be our own personal subway station right outside the school building is super convenient, especially when it’s raining! As you continue to walk up Broadway, you’ll find plenty of places to shop for clothes and other accessories. My favorite amongst these would definitely be Zara, which is just one block up from the school. Across the street though you’ll also find a GAP, Banana Republic, and Century 21 if Zara isn’t exactly your style.
If you go up Broadway another block, you’ll come across what is probably my favorite store… This being the Apple Store. I honestly just can’t keep myself away. Beyond being shiny and beautiful, it’s also super convenient to have an Apple Store just two blocks from the school, as the genius bar there can quickly diagnose and repair any sort of problem you might have with your macbook, iphone, or ipad. This is particularly helpful when your macbook keyboard stops working two days before your essay is due… (It happened to me!)
Our last two stops uptown are among my most frequently visited locations. This being the Loews Theater and Traviata Pizza. As for the latter, don’t judge a book by it’s cover. Though it may just seem to be a small hole in the wall, their 2.50 slices of pepperoni pizza pack a serious punch. It’s a great place to stop by and grab dinner before heading across the corner to the movies!
Now let’s head back down Broadway and check out what the immediate area downtown of Juilliard has to offer.
~Downtown of Juilliard~
Heading downtown along Broadway now, you’ll come across one of the most vital stores there is here in the Juilliard neighborhood. This being Bed Bath & Beyond. They seriously aren’t kidding when they say “beyond”. This store seriously has everything. Additionally, they offer a student discount! Next up is another favorite of mine, “IT’SUGAR” isn’t joking around. It’s literally all just sugar… But wow is it delicious. If you walk one block east of this gem of a store, you’ll come across an entrance to Central Park, which is a whole other topic of discussion in itself!
Our last stop for today will be Columbus Circle. This place is a mecca, containing everything from a full fledged mall to a two story CVS and a FedEx store. It’s also a great place to just chill and spend time.
After that, it’s just a straight shot up Broadway back to Juilliard, right on the corner of 65th and Broadway.
And just like that, we’re back to where we started! Thanks for joining me, and be sure to check back each week for more posts!
~ Alexander Sargent~
Juilliard Dance 2020