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Wagner for Dummies: What to do outside of Wagner

Whether you’re considering Wagner or are already here, one of the main reasons why Wagner is such an attractive choice is its wide variety of options off campus. Within one hour of travel from Staten Island, you can make it to all the other boroughs and the opportunities are endless. Since there is so much to do in such a small vicinity, the HawkTalk blog will be covering the activities you can do in each borough in later posts, but for now I’ll just give you a little tease of fun things I’ve done in my three years here at Wagner.

In my time here I’ve spent a majority of my experiences in Manhattan. There is so much to do in the metropolitan area, but here are some fun and easy things to do:

Wall Street


Might sound silly but you can walk everywhere in the city and get a great feel for what the city is like and run into fun little things. Within a 15-minute walk from the ferry, you can make it to the 9/11 Memorial, Wall Street, the South Street Seaport, and the Brooklyn Bridge. These are some of the notable landmarks but there are many, many more I’ll let you find for yourself.

Melt Shop

Use Groupon and Amazon Local.

These online coupon/offer websites give you great and relatively cheap activities to do in the city. One gem I found is called Melt Shop. Found on the corner of Lexington and 53rd St., this little hole in the wall (literally) makes the best grilled cheese I’ve ever tasted. With so many options they concoct from such a simple idea, this is a great lunch/date idea. There are hundreds of other things you can choose from so start planning now!

Rockefeller Center
Rockefeller Center

Rockefeller Center.

With the Holiday season right around the corner, Rockefeller Center is preparing to be all dressed up for the festive season. Whether you come here to go on top of “The Rock,” go to the NBC store, wait in line for a show, or sight see, there is a plethora of things to do in this area.

I’ll leave you with these three for now. As I said earlier, the whole HawkTalk team will be covering every inch of the city and its boroughs. This is just a little snapshot to get you excited about exploring the possibilities that are at the doorstep for us here at Wagner.