Life in NYC

Located in the heart of one of the most dynamic cities in the world, the Mount Sinai Health System provides ready access to renowned art institutions, cultural events, parks, restaurants and more. In New York City, you’ll discover countless ways to enjoy your free time.  

The City at Your Front Door

Enrichment opportunities are endless in the city that never sleeps.  Whether walking, biking, or using public transportation, these enticing activities include:

  • Culinary experiences to satisfy any appetite at restaurants across all five boroughs.
  • Concerts, lectures, and readings at The 92nd Street Y
  • Musicals and plays on Broadway and in off-Broadway theaters.
  • Tours along the Museum Mile offered by several world-class institutions, including:

“We are New Yorkers. Proud citizens of the greatest city on earth. Thinking big isn't new to us. It is the very foundation of who we are.” – Bill de Blasio, Former Mayor of New York City


The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is conveniently located near several New York City parks, including Central Park, Morningside Park, and Riverside Park, offering a variety of outdoor experiences.

Central Park

With more than 800 acres of athletic fields, gardens, lawns, bike and running paths, you can easily pass hours in Central Park. Located at the center of New York City between 59th and 110th Street, with each side stretching from the east to the west side of Manhattan, seasonal activities include:

  • Ice Skating at Wollman or Lasker Rink
  • Picnicking in Sheep’s Meadow
  • Attending  a concert at Central Park SummerStage
  • Walking through the serene Conservatory Garden
  • Watching Shakespeare in the Park at The Delacorte Theater

Morningside Park

Morningside Park is home to multiple playgrounds, baseball fields, and basketball courts, but its most noteworthy element is its arboretum—a botanical garden featuring a diverse array of plants and trees. Located between 110th and 123rd Street on Manhattan’s upper west side, this park is also the perfect venue to bring your dog to play with other friendly canines off leash at the Morningside Dog Run.

Riverside Park

Riverside Park, located along the Hudson River, is New York City’s longest park. Totaling 53 blocks, this park features a promenade lined with honey locusts, and is situated between 72nd and 125th Street. A key section of the even more expansive Manhattan Waterfront Greenway, New Yorkers use Riverside for uninterrupted walking or cycling. It is also the final resting place of famed Civil War general and U.S. president, Ulysses S. Grant.

From expansive outdoor experiences to unrivaled cultural enrichment, New York City offers something for everyone. The Mount Sinai Health System is proud to be at the center of such a diverse and rewarding environment, providing exceptional healthcare every day.