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New York City Young Alumni Committee
Welcome to New York City! The Young Alumni Committee (YAC) is active in bringing together young alumni in the Big Apple and looks forward to seeing you at a future event. Below is a little more information about our YAC and what NYC has to offer Hopkins young alumni.
Why NYC rocks!
"The true New Yorker secretly believes that people living anywhere else have to be, in some sense, kidding."- John Updike. Need we say more?
Past (or upcoming)Young Alumni Events
Past events include the Bowling for Blue Jays kickoff event and the Oktoberfest Happy Hour. We're having a New Year Party in January, a Lax Game Watch at a bar in Spring, as well as a Community Service Day and a Summer Picnic.
NYC quirks we love
New York is the cultural and financial capital of the world. Every neighborhood is different, and there is never a shortage of things to do. Some highlights and favorites include: The New York Yankees, incredible shopping from Madison Avenue to the boutiques of the West Village, the new and expanded High Line, Central Park (everyone's backyard) and Governor's Island, and great museums like the Met, MoMa, and the Guggenheim.
There's always a place to get pizza at 2 in the morning, and there is no shortage of amazing restaurants opening every week, but some constant stand outs are: Katz's Deli, Ray's Pizza, Momofuku Ssam Bar, JG Melon, Peter Luger Steakhouse, Babbo, Nobu, and Gramercy Tavern.
You can spend your night having beers with friends in a dive bar or dancing in the hottest nightclub. There are amazing Happy Hour spots all over the city, but one of our favorites is The Frying Pan, a giant boat parked off a pier. We have cocktail bars, speakeasies, dive bars, and rules bars. Brooklyn has some great options as well, such as the Brooklyn Brewery and Brooklyn Bowl.
Popular Neighborhoods for Young Alumni to live in
It depends on what you can afford! Murray Hill, the West Village, downtown by NYU, uptown by Columbia, and the Financial District are all popular options. In Brooklyn, Williamsburg, Fort Greene, and Greenpoint have a lot of young professionals.
We can't wait to meet all the Hopkins Young Alumni in NYC!