Garden City: Living on the Edge of The City That Never Sleeps

Adelphi’s safe and idyllic home in Garden City is just one train ride away from the endless excitement that New York City has to offer. Take a short drive to Long Island’s famous beaches or parks. Head into Manhattan for a Broadway show or shopping in iconic SoHo. The opportunities are endless!

Fast Facts about Garden City

U.S. state: New York

Population: 8.5 million people (NYC metropolitan area)

Demographics: Hispanic, 21.7%; Black, 15.3%; White, 73.4%; Multiracial, 1.6%

Average temperature: 0°C in January, 23°C in July, 18°C in September

Key industries: Financial Services, Health Care, Professional and Technical Services, Retail Trade

Interesting Neighborhoods and Hot Spots

Brooklyn bridge
DUMBO, Brooklyn
An ultra-hip neighborhood in Brooklyn rooted in a historic past, DUMBO’s converted industrial warehouses, graffiti displays and trendy cafes make this neighborhood a favorite of locals and tourists alike! Mix in some beautiful views of the Manhattan skyline from Brooklyn Bridge Park and the historic cobblestones streets — this neighborhood a must-see! Students living in the EHS St. George residence hall will live just minutes away from this great neighborhood.
Lighthouse in Montauk, Long Island, NY
Montauk, Long Island
Known to Long Island residents as “The End,” Montauk is the easternmost point of the Island and of New York State. Montauk is considered one of the sports fishing and surfing capitals of the world, and is home to a historic lighthouse that offers visitors amazing views across the Long Island sound. Visitors can also enjoy the Island’s famous wineries, horseback riding and golf courses.
Long Beach, Long Island at sunrise.
Long Beach, Long Island
Just a short drive south of Adelphi lies Long Beach, a beach-front community with lots of amazing restaurants, bars and activities! A hot spot in the summer, Long Beach offers 3.5 miles of beautiful South Shore beaches and a fun boardwalk to explore. There are also outdoor movie nights, farmer’s markets and other activities to keep visitors busy!
Shopping in Soho
Fun fact: SoHo stands for “South of Houston Street.” This area in downtown Manhattan has become one of New York City’s prime shopping districts. Boutiques and shops selling the most famous brands give shoppers a serious dose of retail therapy! Plus, SoHo features dozens of art galleries and amazing restaurants to enjoy after a busy shopping spree.

Must-See Sights and Popular Attractions

Jones Beach

Looking for a day filled with sun and sand? Just a short trip from Adelphi’s campus is the world-famous Jones Beach State Park. Take a stroll on the boardwalk, play miniature golf or have a relaxing day lounging on the sand. Jones Beach is also the home of Jones Beach Theater, an amphitheater that hosts rock concerts and big-ticket musical acts — plus, it’s the location of Adelphi’s Commencement Ceremonies!

Central Park

Central Park is 843-acre park in the heart of New York City. The park is full of winding paths to explore, and beautiful waterfalls in the North Woods. Visitors can stroll the Central Park Zoo, have a picnic with friends in Sheep Meadow, visit the Conservatory Gardens or check out a show at the Delacorte Theater.

Times Square

With eye-catching billboards, flashing neon lights and Broadway signs, Times Square is an unforgettable destination. Go shopping at many popular retail stores, see a world-famous Broadway show or stop for a photo-op with Times Square’s many costumed characters and street musicians.

Top of the Rock

Take in the views from the Observatory at the Top of Rockefeller Center. Top of the Rock offers one-of-a-kind views of Central Park, Manhattan and NYC’s skyscrapers.

The Empire State Building

Located in the center of midtown Manhattan, the Empire State Building offers breathtaking 360-degree views of NYC from two observation decks. See the city in a whole new way.

Ready to get out there and explore?

With easy access to Amtrak and JFK and LGA. it can be tempting to leave New York to explore other states and cities, but don’t forget about the amazing places to see right at your doorstep in Manhattan and the surrounding areas!