The Big Orange in the Big Apple

For students in New York City who find themselves missing The Hill, a trip to these locations will be a familiar reminder of SU.

While New York City can seem like a large, foreign place to any student that's fresh off of the Hill, there are certain places in New York that will seem familiar. These are the markers of Syracuse University in New York City: the Big Orange in the Big Apple. Click on an SU logo on the map above to see a video about each stop.


SU's Home Away From Home - Lubin House

For those in New York who want a reminder of Syracuse University, then there is no better place to go than the Lubin House, located on the Upper East Side. The five-story townhouse, located just minutes from Central Park, is a meeting place for SU faculty, alumni and students in the city.

Built in 1876, the house was purchased in 1964 by Joseph Lubin, who had a lifelong friendship with then-SU Chancellor William Tolley. Lubin donated it to the university.

According to Lubin House Executive Director Patricia Dombrowski, coming to New York City can be a valuable experience for SU students, especially those who come down via university immersion programs.

“A lot of school and colleges are realizing the importance of the New York City market and value it can bring to the students when they’re going through their academic experience at Syracuse to see what the real world is like by coming to New York,” she said.


SU in Art - Marlborough Chelsea Gallery

For the SU admirer who can appreciate a well-constructed painting, then a stroll down to Chelsea might offer a familiar perspective. Eric Gleason, a 2005 graduate in political science and art history, is a sales director at the Marlborough Chelsea gallery and he is responsible for selling work at the gallery.

He also curates one show a year and scopes out new artistic talent for the gallery. Gleason attributes his education at SU as being integral to his present career.

“You can’t have conversations with artists, critics or collectors intelligently about contemporary art unless you know the complete evolution of art history,” he said. “I was lucky to have incredible professors at SU.”

Most recently, Gleason’s spare time has been devoted to co-curating his first art show for SU, showing at SU Galleries and entitled “Run and Tell That,” a selection of works from 21 up and coming New York City artists.

“I was approached about a year ago about bringing a contemporary perspective about what’s happening right now with artists that are relatively young working in and around New York City and bringing that to Syracuse,” he said.


SU in Education - School of Architecture

SU students Lina Bondarenko, Edith Gawler and Andrew Weigand are studying architecture. But they are doing it in New York City.

Every semester, the SU School of Architecture select a group of undergraduate and graduate students to study in New York City in its studios in Midtown Manhattan.

“It’s first-hand being around all this incredible architecture that’s constantly changing and constantly adapting,” Gawler said. “It’s really inspiring.”

The students also study under renowned architects, such as Craig Dykers, who works with the architecture group Snohetta. The firm designed the Alexandria Library in Egypt. Being able to study under such names and to study in New York City helps motivate the students to work harder.

"It's impossible to be here and not feel that you need to be apart of everything all at once. You want to do more and more," said Bondarenko.


SU in Sports - East End Bar

For SU Orange fans in New York who want the experience of being at an SU football game, then the East End Bar, located on the Upper East Side of New York City, might feel homely. The bar screens every SU football and basketball game and is frequented predominantly by SU alumni and sports fans.

“We come about every time there’s a Syracuse game. They always show the game even when it’s not on the broadcast network,” said Sarah Fee, who graduated in 2003 with a degree in broadcast journalism.

She usually comes and watches the game at the bar with her husband, Sean Fee. He also went to SU and gradated in 2003, and they were just married this past summer at Hendrick’s Chapel. Sean thinks that New York City could use more SU bars.

“If you look around, [the East End is] one of the top two or three Syracuse bars in the city,” Sean said. “I think there’s definitely a student body base, an alumni base, that could support more Syracuse bars.”

SU Recording Studio

Lotas Productions at 1123 Broadway is a well know voice-over production and recording studio.

It is O&O by Syracuse Newhouse alums, Jim Kennelly and Marion Kennelly.

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