Living in NYC

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<h2>Fitness</h2> <h3>Recommended basic gyms</h3> <ul> <li>Crunch 59th St <ul> <li>Really close to the tram in Manhattan</li> <li>Free weights (2 deadlifting platforms with bumper plates, 3 power racks, several flat and incline benches) and machines</li> <li>Cardio equipment</li> <li>Free classes (spin, yoga, boxing… there are usually 5-6 classes every day, and the class offerings change every month)</li> <li>Personal training (for a fee)</li> </ul> </li> <li>Blink 240 E 54th <ul> <li>Really close to the tram in Manhattan</li> <li>Cheap! (~$25 month w/ unlimited towel service for $10 extra per month)</li> </ul> </li> <li><a href="https://studentservices.tech.cornell.edu/health-wellness/health-resources/">Options from the student service website</a></li> </ul> <h3>Specialized gyms</h3> <ul> <li>Swimming <ul> <li>Asphalt Green (UES)</li> <li>Roosevelt Island Sportspark (near campus)</li> </ul> </li> <li>Climbing <ul> <li>The Cliffs (LIC)</li> <li>Brooklyn Boulder (Queensbridge).  Use your Cornell Tech ID to get discounted membership.</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <h2>Eating good food!</h2> Near campus: <ul> <li>Recommended restaurants you can get to by tram (Manhattan) <ul> <li>Totto Ramen (52nd and 2nd)</li> <li>The Smith (American) (51st and 2nd)</li> <li>Land of Plenty (Sichuan) (58th and 2nd)</li> <li>Birch Coffee (62nd and Lexington)</li> <li>Al Horno (try the cactus!) 57th/2nd</li> <li>Moti Mahal (North Indian) (1149 1st Av)</li> </ul> </li> <li>Nearby grocery stores <ul> <li>Wholesome Market (on RI)</li> <li>Gristedes (now called Foodtown?) (on RI)</li> <li>RI Farmers Market (on RI, under the bridge) [only on Saturdays]</li> <li>Whole Foods (Midtown East)</li> <li>Morton Williams (Midtown East)</li> </ul> </li> </ul> Not near the campus: <ul> <li>Queens is one-stop away on the F-train, and has one of the most diverse (might we say the most diverse) food scene you can find in the world! It’s even estimated that <a href="https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/02/queens-in-new-york-has-more-languages-than-anywhere-in-the-world?utm_content=buffer74269&amp;utm_medium=social&amp;utm_source=facebook.com&amp;utm_campaign=buffer">160 languages</a> are spoken just in the borough Queens. Specifically check-out: <ul> <li>For Indian, Nepalese, Peruvian, Colombian - Jackson Heights (take the F to Jackson Heights -- Roosevelt Ave. Two stops from Cornell Tech.)</li> <li>Chinese, Korean - Flushing (take the F to Jackson Heights -- Roosevelt Ave, transfer to the Flushing-bound 7 train and get-off at Flushing Main St. station)</li> <li>Greek - Astoria (walk! Or, take the Ferry from Roosevelt Island to Astoria)</li> </ul> </li> <li> See <a href="https://havron.dev/environs">havron.dev/environs</a></li> </ul> <h2>Getting medical care</h2> <ul> <li>You can look <a href="http://studentservices.tech.cornell.edu/health-wellness/nyc-health-resources/">here</a> for a list of providers in-network (for both primary care and mental health resources)</li> <li>Your health insurance people will probably have a website (e.g., for <a href="https://www.aetnastudenthealth.com/en/school/867890/index.html">Aetna</a>, which most students have, but verify that this is your insurance) where you can search for more providers in-network.</li> <li>You can email Student Wellness at <a href="mailto:studentwellness@tech.cornell.edu">studentwellness@tech.cornell.edu</a> with specific questions.</li> </ul>
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