The Greatest City in the World!
A huge part of attending Juilliard is the fact that you are right in the heart of New York City. Juilliard is located at Lincoln Center on the Upper West Side of New York. Here, life never really stops, and the area is host to a vast number of the finest artists in the world that come to perform and teach.
The school is just steps away from New York City Ballet, the Metropolitan Opera, and the NYPL Arts Library. There are theaters down just a couple blocks, and so much opportunity and exposure to see art!
The Upper West Side is more residential than other areas of the city, and it is so quiet and welcoming. Everything you could ever need is so close by; grocery stores, cafes, shops, restaurants, movie theaters, etc. That is a huge advantage of Juilliard’s location – it makes it possible to fit your errands into your busy schedule, since everything is so close!
There is so much to see and explore in the city; all the boroughs, parks, etc. offering such different experiences. Absolutely take the time to hop on the subway, get off at a random stop, and see where the city takes you! There is such diversity here that New York will leave you in awe at what it has to offer. In such a short time of living here, I really feel at home, and the city continues to surprise me every day!
New York is an amazing city to explore, and I love it here more and more everyday! I hope you get the opportunity to see why it really is the greatest city in the world (cue Hamilton music!!!), especially as a member of the Juilliard community!