New York City can be suffocating. It can seem like a concrete jungle — cold and unforgiving. Sometimes it’s difficult to breathe, especially when you don’t know where you can go to find peace within the hustle and bustle of the city. This photo series documents places in and around campus where members of the NYU community can go when they need a break. Places where the environment can act as a cushion from the reality of work, school and relationships. Places where New York City falls away for a moment and people can work in sync with the environment.