New York City:
Near it, and connected to it
Just 30 minutes north of Midtown Manhattan by train, Sarah Lawrence makes its home in the communities of Yonkers and Bronxville, New York. The 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. Students find the Big Apple easy to get to—and easy to fall in love with.
Students make use of the City in every way imaginable: for research and internships, for culture and nightlife, for a front-row seat on the brightest and the latest. The College purchases tickets to cultural events, offering student rates to performances in Carnegie Hall, Town Hall, Metropolitan Opera, and other venues and studios. SLC’s 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. Twice each day on weekends, a free Met Van shuttles students to and from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Midtown Manhattan.
In addition to opportunities in the City, SLC students find ways to engage with the community and contribute their skills right in their own neighborhood.
Sarah Lawrence professors use New York City not merely as a focus for culture, arts, and entertainment, but also as an incomparable intellectual resource. Among many faculty connected with the city, writing professor Melvin Jules Bukiet runs the KGB Bar—named the “best literary venue in New York City” by New York Magazine and the Village Voice; geography professor Joshua Muldavin runs a reading group of former students, examining international policy and environmental issues; writing faculty member Tina Chang is poet laureate of Brooklyn; and history professor David Bernstein regularly takes his classes to the city’s medieval and Romanesque resources—especially The Cloisters and the Morgan Library.
In her course “A History of New York,” Rona Holub leads field trips to Coney Island, City Hall, African Burial Ground, Chinatown, and Manhattan’s Lower East Side, among other locations. As they explore the Lower East Side, students examine the cultural and historical significance of each of the sites below.
- Katz’s Delicatessen Founded in 1888, serving 5,000 pounds of corned beef every week
- Angel Orensanz Foundation An artistic and cultural resource in the former Ansche Chesed Synagogue, built in 1849
- Kossar’s Bialys The oldest bialy bakery in the United States, reputed to bake the best bagels in New York
- Beth Hamedrash Hagodol Synagogue Built in 1860 and listed in the National Register of Historic Places
- St. Mary’s Catholic Church Rebuilt in 1832 after a fire, the third oldest church in the New York Archdiocese
- Henry Street Settlement Founded in 1893 and now delivering social service and arts programming
- Educational Alliance Founded in 1889, provides educational and support services to all age groups
- Seward Park The first permanent, municipally built playground in the United States, opened in 1903
- Chinatown Dragon Fighters Firehouse Home of the oldest company—founded in 1731—in the Fire Department of New York
- Kehila Kedosha Janina Synagogue and Museum Built in 1927 by Romaniote Jews from Janina, Greece
Access to Internships
New York City is bursting with opportunities for internships and employment, and the Office of Career Counseling can help you gain valuable experience and establish important connections. In addition to providing hundreds of local opportunities, the office connects students with thousands of internships nationally through our membership in CareerLink online and through our membership in a consortium of 17 other prestigious colleges. Here’s a look at some recent internship placements in NYC:
- ABC (American Broadcasting Company)
- American Civil Liberties Union
- Amnesty International
- Atlantic Records
- CNN (Cable News Network)
- Guggenheim Museum
- Jazz at Lincoln Center
- Johns Hopkins
- Huntington’s Disease Clinic
- Kate Spade LLC
- 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
- New York University Archives
- The New Yorker
- Parsons Dance Company
- Polo Ralph Lauren Corp.
- Random House Publishing
- Sirius Satellite Radio
- Tribeca Productions
- Vanity Fair
In addition to providing hundreds of local opportunities, Career Counseling connects students with thousands of internships nationally through CareerLink online and through a consortium of 17 other prestigious colleges. Learn more about the Office of Career Counseling»