I recently attended a meeting at the NIH, in which a lot of excellent researchers from the NYC area spoke. Inspired by their success, I thought I deviate from what I hope to be the ultimate goal of making this blog a center for New York science news and cultural events, and talk about the strengths NYC possesses as a hub for scientific research and training in both the physical and life sciences. There are many excellent academic institutions in the greater New York City area, which support a unique climate of scientific development in a variety of subjects. Programs offered in New York are some of the best in the country, providing excellent training from top universities. Here, I will mention a few of the more unique areas of study in NYC for both the new and seasoned scientist.