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New York City

Around SUNY Optometry

Bookstores and Newspapers

As the University does not have its own bookstore, the following places may be of local help to the college community.

If planning to visit in person, please call ahead for their business hours.

Medicine & Science

Selected Area Bookstores

  • Argosy Book Store
    116 East 59th St (between Lexington and Park Ave)
    specializes in old and rare books including the history of science and medicine, antique maps and prints and autographs
  • Rizzoli Bookstore
    31 West 57th St (between Fifth and Sixth Ave)
    housed in a landmark building offering quality art, architecture, travel and photography books
  • Strand Book Store
    828 Broadway (and 12th St)
    popular for their wall-to-wall inventory of new/used and rare/signed books






Boroughs and Neighborhoods








City and State Guides


Walking Tours


  • Craig's List: apartment listings; site popular with students
  • NYC Affordable Housing Resource Center: the official NYC.gov site provides apartment hunting tips, rent regulations and links to help you in your search
  • Rent-Direct:  subscriber service that sends out email alerts and offers live telephone support

Theater / Performance Discounts

Many performing-arts organizations provide discounts to students with valid IDs.
Some also set aside a limited number of discounted tickets for same-day performance sale known as rush tickets.

The library receives discount coupons to various Broadway and off-Broadway shows courtesy of the School Theatre Ticket Program.
Drop by our circulation desk to see what's available.

Local Transport

Area Airports

How to get to the airports:

Travel Hub

Special Needs Travel

Domestic and International Travel Guides

Volunteer Organizations



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