Let’s be real: New York winters have a tendency to start out all sparkly and cute and end up...well, slushy and gray. With holiday lights packed away and excitement over the season’s first snow flurries faded, it can be daunting to come back to a frozen campus for the "spring" semester when daylight hours are still short and the first blooms—let alone park picnics and outdoor events—are only a distant dream.
It’s probably true that January, February, and March aren’t the months that sell anyone on moving to the Big Apple, and yet midwinter has its quiet advantages, especially for those looking to explore the city unburdened by peak-season crowds. For anyone who needs a little extra encouragement to pursue the season's cultural riches, the NYU News team put together some lesser known recommendations in three classic categories. All of our picks are accessible by public transit wtihin about a half-hour from Bobst library (because who needs long, frigid commutes?) and some are even closer to the Brooklyn campus.
Layer up and let’s go!