For those interested in holistic colleges in New York or accredited Oriental medicine schools in the New York area, Pacific College's New York campus is located in Lower Manhattan at 110 William St., conveniently located near Wall Street, the Brooklyn Bridge, Battery Park, and Chinatown. Fine restaurants, convenient markets, trendy boutiques, and local theatres make up this diverse area. For candidates interested in New York massage schools in particular, the neighborhood's Romanesque facades have been restored, preserving the beauty of the buildings, the last of the pre-skyscraper era. The area is lively at all times during the day and evening and even the most innocent "out-of-towner" will feel safe and comfortable exploring the area.
If you've been searching for acupuncture programs in NYC, Pacific College is the first accredited school of Oriental medicine and has convenient subway and train access and parking nearby. In a city where space is often at a premium, the college's 25,000 square feet offers 16 comfortable classrooms, administrative offices, an extensive library of Oriental medicine, and a comfortable student lounge and common area. The facility also houses a large professional acupuncture clinic with 23 treatment rooms and an herbal dispensary for student training.
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New York, NY 10038
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The numbered streets of Manhattan all run east-west beginning with First Street just above Greenwich Village, and extending all the way up to 218th Street at the far northern tip of Up-town. Avenues run north-south beginning with First Avenue on the East Side and extending to Twelfth Avenue along the Hudson River on the West Side. These numbered Avenues are interspersed with named Avenues such as Park Avenue, Lexington, Madison and Broadway. Broadway is a bit unusual as it starts out as a typical north-south avenue in the middle of the island downtown, but angles sharply to the west just below Central Park and continues on up the West Side to the top of the island.
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