For patients interested in receiving care at MSK's main campus in New York City, and for whom on-site care is clinically advisable as determined by MSK physicians, our guest services team will provide the information needed to make this transition as smooth as possible. Ask us about:
- Medical appointment letters for visa applications
- Preferred hotels and discounted room and apartment rates
- Transportation arrangements to and from the airport
- Interpretation services 24 hours a day, in Hindi and other languages of the Indian subcontinent, including Bengali, Gujarati, Kanada, Punjabi, Tamil, Telegu, and Urdu
What Are the Advantages of Choosing MSK in New York for Care?
Direct flights between New York City and major Indian cities are available daily with multiple airlines. The local public transportation in New York City is easily accessible. Subway, bus, taxis, and other public transportation services are available 24 hours a day, throughout the week, and are the most convenient way to get around the city.
The numerous restaurants in New York City serve nearly every cuisine from around the world. You are bound to find something to your liking, from more than 70 Michelin-starred restaurants to local joints. New York City also has thousands of Indian restaurants, where you can find almost all regional Indian dishes. Convenience stores and supermarkets are within walking distance of MSK.
Art and Culture
New York City offers numerous art exhibitions, performances, and concerts and is home to famous museums, theaters, and live music venues. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and the Lincoln Center for Performing Arts are all within three kilometers of MSK. Broadway's theaters are easily accessible by public transportation or car.
Parks and Gardens
Amidst the concrete jungle, New York City has eternal and quiet parks and gardens. You can walk to Central Park, which is a must-see attraction, in less than 20 minutes. You will love other spots like the Central Park Zoo and the reservoir. You can also reach Fort Tryon Park by taking a one-hour subway ride from MSK. You can enjoy ancient artwork and architecture at the Cloisters, a part of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and an outdoor garden with more than 500 varieties of plants, trees, and shrubs. Less than an hour's car ride will take you to the New York Botanical Gardens, which is home to over a million plants.
Indian Community in New York City
The thriving Indian and South Asian communities in New York City will make you feel at home and provide help and support. For those who require additional language assistance, interpretation services are available 24 hours a day, in Hindi and other languages of the Indian subcontinent, including Bengali, Gujarati, Kanada, Punjabi, Tamil, Telegu, and Urdu. You will be provided verbal and written translation whenever needed while at MSK
New York is home to famous department stores (such as Macy's and Bloomingdales), boutiques (such as Tiffany's and the numerous designer clothing shops at Bergdorf Goodman), flagship stores (Adidas, Saks Fifth Avenue), shopping malls (the Shops at Columbus Circle), and outlets, such as high-end factory outlet stores at Woodbury Commons, which are 45 minutes from Manhattan. You can find daily necessities to creative fashion in various areas around the city.