Life in NYC

Individuals who work within the Mount Sinai Health System enjoy living in one of the most diverse and dynamic cities in the world, and have access to world-class arts institutions, cultural events, parks, restaurants, and more.

“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, Mayor of New York City

The City at Your Front Door

Whether walking, biking, or using public transportation, our location in the heart of New York City affords you with countless options to enjoy your free time.

There are countless opportunities to pursue cultural endeavors in the city that never sleeps-- from readings and concerts to museums and theater. Some of these activities include:

  • Concerts, lectures, and readings at The 92nd Street Y
  • Dining experiences at restaurants across all five boroughs that you can learn more about via apps such as Yelp and Seamless.
  • Plays and musicals at New York’s world-renowned Broadway and off-Broadway theaters.
  • Tours of world-renowned arts institutions along the Museum Mile including:
    • The Africa Center
    • Cooper-Hewitt National Museum of Design
    • The Guggenheim
    • The Jewish Museum
    • Metropolitan Museum of Art
    • Museo del Barrio
    • The Museum of the City of New York
    • The Neue Galerie


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

Central Park

Central Park is located in the center of NYC, between 59th and 110th street, with each side stretching from the east to the west side of Manhattan. With more than 800 acres of athletic fields, lawns, and bike and running paths, you can spend your day performing a variety of activities (depending on the season) including:

  • Ice Skating at Wollman or Lasker Rink
  • Picnicking in Sheep’s Meadow
  • Viewing 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, located between 110th and 123rd street on Manhattan’s upper west side, this public park is home to an multiple baseball fields, basketball courts, and playgrounds. But what perhaps makes Morningside Park stand out is its arboretum—a botanical garden featuring an array of plants and trees that was added to the park in 1998. Morningside Park is also the perfect place to take your dog to play with other friendly canines off the leash with its Morningside Dog Run.  

Riverside Park

Riverside Park, located along the Hudson River, is New York City’s longest park. The park totals 53 blocks long, situated between 72nd and 125th street. The park is highlighted by a promenade lined with honey-locusts and is also a part of the Manhattan Waterfront Greenway. New Yorkers use the greenway for uninterrupted walking or cycling around the entire island of Manhattan. Riverside Park is known for featuring numerous notable monuments and statues including Eleanor Roosevelt Monument, the Joan of Arc statue, and Grant’s Tomb--the final resting place of famed Civil War general and president, Ulysses S. Grant.