It’s a fact: You just can’t beat the location of Fordham’s Lincoln Center campus. But even though you’ll never get tired of Manhattan, you really should hop on a Ram Van and check out Rose Hill and the heart of the Bronx. The Bronx is a borough full of fantastic cultural opportunities, and some of the best happen to be next door to Fordham’s largest campus. Read on to find out 5 reasons you need to get yourself on the next Ram Van heading uptown!
Did you know the largest metropolitan zoo in North America is a 2-minute walk from Rose Hill? Purchase a general admission ticket at the gate and show your student ID for the cheapest price. Better yet, go Wednesdays- IT’S FREE. Open from 10:00am-5:00pm on weekdays, and until 5:30pm on weekends.
If you’re craving a serene walk through beautiful trails, gardens or
greenhouses, you definitely need to check out the New York Botanical Gardens, located right across the street from Rose Hill. This 250-acre site hosts both native and exotic plants, and also features fantastic seasonal exhibits that draw thousands of tourists every year. At the moment, a fantastic exhibit on the art, garden and life of Frida Kahlo is open until November 1st.
The Beautiful Campus
No matter the season, Rose Hill’s 85-acre campus is gorgeous. If the weather is nice, bring a blanket and set up camp on Edwards Parade, Rose Hill’s version of the Great Lawn at Central Park. Or simply walk around and take in the sights- the gothic architecture and statues look amazing whether they’re covered in fall foliage or fluffy snow.
Lovingly referred to as “the real little Italy”, many New Yorkers think of this place as the city’s best kept secret. Beginning one block off campus, this authentic neighborhood offers about a dozen top-notch Italian restaurants, along with Italian markets, delis and specialty shops. We’ll be writing soon with a detailed guide for visiting Arthur Ave.
Rose Hill has a fitness facility, indoor swimming pool, indoor track, basketball courts and numerous turf fields. Come on up to participate in your own recreation or play in some of our intramural sports leagues. Fordham’s varsity football, basketball, softball and soccer games are all fun and well-attended– come up to cheer on the Rams!