The museums of NYC

New York City is home to hundreds of cultural institutions and historical sites, many of which are internationally known. It is also known as an expensive city, but there are many ways in which the city is generous to New Yorkers and tourists. Many of the city’s best attractions, museums, galleries and performances offer free entry or pay-what-you-wish options, be it for a select day of the month or evening hours every week. Those seeking a bargain can use the no-cost or low-cost admittance to take a chance on the unknown or to return to a favourite art work, exhibit or gallery again and again.

Below is a just a selection of our favourite! There are other free places, such as the galleries and museums of area colleges and universities.

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Brooklyn and its neighborhoods

Brooklyn is the most popular borough of New York City. Brooklyn was an independent incorporated city until January 1st, 1898, according to new Municipal Charter of “Greater New-York”. Brooklyn was consolidated with the other cities, boroughs and countries to form the modern “City of New-York”. During the first decade of the 21st century, Brooklyn has experienced a renaissance: it became a place for hipsters, gentrification was settled, house prices increased. Now, Brooklyn is a hub of entrepreneurship and high technology startup firms and a place for postmodern art and design.

 

 

Here is a map of Brooklyn and its different neighborhoods. We will explain the history of some of these neighborhoods.

 

First, we will focus on Bushwick.

 

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Life at Pace: The Sport Culture in New York City

New York City offers a wonderful opportunity to enjoy sport in one of the most dynamic cities in the United States. As the city is giant, many teams play in the Big Apple: 2 for basketball (Knicks and Nets), 2 for ice hockey (Rangers and Islanders), 2 for baseball (Yankees and Mets), 2 for soccer (NYC FC and NY Red bull) and 2 for Football (Giants and Jets). Seasons begin at different times all over the year to offer America always at least one sport to watch, and almost each evening TV channels show games. As you arrive in January for the Transcontinental Track, you’ll only have the basketball and ice hockey seasons (there is football too, but it can be quite hard to become a supporter as the Super bowl takes place early-February).

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How to pursue a career in finance while at Pace, NYC

If you plan to do a gap year in field such as Asset Management, Private Equity, or any investment related field, you might be interested in the Finance Track in New York. This article focuses on 4 points: the Bloomberg Market Certification, VBA programming, the Chartered Financial Analyst certification (CFA) and Networking.

As there are plenty of Bloomberg terminals at Pace University, you can freely login and use the well known financial software. Particularly, you might be interested in the BMC, a free 10-hours e-learning certificate. The benefit is that you not only learn the basics of the financial markets and how to use the Bloomberg terminal, but also it improves your resume to have the name of Bloomberg on it. Continue reading

Celebrating the Chinese New Year in NYC

The Chinese New Year, Chinatown, New York City.

The Chinese New Year occurred on Friday, the 16th of February. We, Camille Paranque and Erwan Delanne, two members of the New York transcontinental track of GEM will tell you about our amazing experience.

We went to Chinatown in the very beginning of the afternoon. Attracted by the crowd and the music, we first naturally joined a sports field decorated for the occasion. Some stands proposed playful approaches of the Chinese culture. You could, for instance, get something to bring back to home like a nice red paper with your name written in Chinese, drink tasty drinks consumed in China or buy some souvenirs, that were more touristic than traditional. A concert of Chinese music accompanied the event, and the huge field was covered in confetti. We already had compassion for cleaning people who had to remove them the next day.

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