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NYU housing question

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by kkikkokka, Dec 7, 2008.

  1. kkikkokka

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    was just wondering if any of you are certain about attending NYU, how do you start looking for housing...????? i have no idea where to start:confused:! somebody help me plz~~~~ :) thank you!
     
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    This is a great question and one I was going to post! I was wondering about Housing at NYU in general, I guess I can start looking up costs and things but any tips?
     
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    Hmmm we should start by checking with student affairs :)
     
  5. kkikkokka

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    yup! i'll look for some informations too and post here...wow,,,i don't know where to look for tho..........:scared: haha but i'll try...
     
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    I think it is still early! I remember last year around March, there were many posts with regard to housing on NYU class 2012 thread! I think there are many students who still have not decided yet and I am sure you will see more ads once students confirm they go to NYU!
     
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    I rather have off campus apartments. I heard it is bigger and cheaper than school housing.
     
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    Actually, you did what I was going to do. :thumbup:

    However, I've heard it's better not imagine the same quality room as you have imagined before or you have seen at other places.

    The rooms are really small, and very pricy in terms of price/size.

    Not noise proof, and also I've heard they are really compact & small.

    However, there must be some places that really fit to each person.

    What about commuting from Queens? I've heard subway is always available, so I think it may be easy to live there.

    Guys~ commuting is really important~~right?

    I hope someone living in NYC or attending NYUCD or NYU can help us.
     
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    I was thinking about maybe living in NYU housing for the first year so I can get to know the city better and then looking for an apartment off-campus for 2nd, 3rd and 4th years.

    Any current students have advice?
     
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    I lived in the dorms my first year (the only year it's available -- you can't live in dorms as a D2 or beyond) and I thought it was a good experience. The price is comparable to what you might see elsewhere for something so close to school (I lived in Stuyvesant town -- HUGE apartment for New York less than 10 minute walk from school). The big advantage of doing it this way is so you dont have to search around while you're not here. Finding an apartment in New York was a horrible experience and I couldn't imagine having to do it without ever having been here to know the neighborhoods or to walk around and see a place during the 1-3 days it would remain available.

    Also, keep in mind that pretty much anywhere you try to rent is going to ask for a guarantor making around 70 times the monthly rent. So on a $2000/mo apartment, that's $140,000. If you have someone you know making that much willing to sign for you, awesome. If not, give up on the idea of renting and go to craigslist looking for shares.

    If you want a complex, there are nice apartments at Stuyvesant Town/Peter Cooper Village, Waterside Plaza, and Kips Bay. All elevator buildings close to school run by big management companies (so if you get locked out at 1am you can call someone to let you in -- not true with most landlords). You might save money searching around for something else though -- try craigslist or http://www.urbansherpany.com/ for no-fee options. You'd also save money by trying to commute out of Queens or Jersey, but again, I wouldn't want to rent without knowing the neighborhood...

    Hope that helps some.
     
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    i remember reading somewhere but i might be wrong. somebody said dorm was horrible for various reasons including that they had to move out before final or something...:confused::confused: is it true???
    oh and do you get a random roommate?
     
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    Hmm if I go the NYU route then I will probably do the summer research so 1) to get research in dental school out of the way and 2) so I can look for a decent place to live in the area. I am being told to look in Brooklyn and commute. I have been told to stay well away from Staten Island Surprisingly it seems Harlem is the next up and rising hip cultural center, but not sure if I want to lead that movement, maybe join after the area is nicer.
     
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    Your contract ends few weeks before finals but then you can extend it to the end of summer and move to another room. I heard summer housing is not actually that expensive! I have been in same situation at the different school when I was in graduate school, and all I did was to move to another room before finals by extending my contract to the end of August.

    With regard to roommate, I think it depends whether you have had a experience of living on campus or not! For me personally, it is going to be easy adjustment because I have lived on campus before, and I think it helps me to find friends at dorm in my first few months and then I can go and rent a place off campus.

    Anyway, I have not decided which school I am going yet, but I think NYU is a great dental school and I am sure you will enjoy the city once you get used to the life style.:thumbup:
     
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    The jewish area of Washington Heights is a decent community and the rent is cheap since it's upper manhattan. Just don't stray to far into the Dominican side of things.
     
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    That article scares me... a LOT!
     
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    If you wanna commute... Prospect Park in Brooklyn.. Share a place with a few people in Park Slope as well.
     
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    I am gonna take the LIRR(Long Island Rail Road) which takes about 40 mins during rush hour... -__-;;; and then walk to the school from Penn Station which is about 20 min walking distance.....s*ieeeet !!!
     
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    I am kind of worried because I don't have any cash. I was thinking on selling my car ( Honda civic 2004) to move to NYC....

    I don't know if it is a good idea .... It took me so long to pay my car in full..

    or should I pay travel expenses with my credit card and wait to start getting financial aid???

    WHat do u guys think?
     
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    If u r single then u can apply for on-campus housing, but if u r married then I guess u need to look for a place near NYU. I plan to apply for NYU housing however, I am still waiting to hear back from other schools for next couple of months.
     
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    Is there a deadline of NYU housing application?

    Btw, some people is saying that off-campus housing may be better in terms of price and quality.
     
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    Hey,

    I'm in the class of 2012 and, having been through the apartment search, can help you out if you have any questions. For now though, here's what I found:

    I live off campus (5 to 10 minute walk to school depending on how early... or late.. I am). My rent is just under 1300 a month for my own room in a luxury apartment -- elevator building with a doorman, hardwood floors, granite counters, all stainless steel appliances. It's a REALLY nice place. My bedroom is 11 feet by 14 feet... that fits my full bed, a large desk a bookshelf and, if I were trying to fail out school, it could fit a 2 person couch and a TV... haha. You can find decent places close to school if you're willing to share an apartment (you can still have your own room). Most people who share an apartment and live within 10 minutes of school are paying 1500 each. I do know some people who managed to turn a 2br into a 4br (has 2 bathrooms) with a flex wall (but no living room) who pay under 1000 each. Basically, I'm just saying that you should consider sharing a place. I know some people close to campus who have studios... depending on the quality of the place, they're paying 1600 to 2300. For the record, even the $1600 place is pretty nice and fits a full bed, a desk, a couch and a tv with room to spare.

    Anyways, back on point... I found my roommates via the facebook group and we all met up in NY to go look at places. If you want to live close to campus, there are a lot of small buildings to check out (craigslist these) and 3 major complexes: Waterside Plaza (where I live), Kips Bay and Stuyvesant Town.

    Living off campus in a shared apartment works out much cheaper than the dorms. If you choose to look at their websites, you should look at a 1br for 2 people or a 2br for 3people. These places have HUGE living rooms that you should break up into an extra bedroom and a smaller living room using a flex wall. After doing this, my living room still fit a large TV, a 2 person couch and a 3 person couch and a coffee table comfortably.
     
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    I am currently living in a 2 bedroom converted to 4 bedroom apartment in Waterside. I am paying under $1000 for my monthly rent. It's the best deal within walking distance to school compare to other housing options (i.e. stuytown, kips, etc..) If you want to know how it can be done, feel free to pm me.
     
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    Wow... here's one of the guys I was talking about in my post... haha. They've got an awesome set up. They broke the living room into two bedrooms rather than the typical extra bedroom plus a living room. If you're looking for your own room for less than 1000 a month with less than a 10 minute walk to school and you don't mind not having a living room, you may want to follow his lead.

    For the record, their rooms are really big too. They all have full size beds, desks and 42 to 52" LCD TVs... yes... they have 4 huge TVs in their apartment...
     
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    This is an informative post but I am married and have a 4 year old daughter so the roommate thing will not work for me. I'm looking into brooklyn or Astoria (Queens). Any other places I should look at?
     
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    Brooklyn and queens are the most common places for those who choose not to live in manhattan. For what it's worth, I know 3 classmates who have children and all 3 live in Brooklyn.
     
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    I happen to be one of those students who converted their living room into a bedroom. I have a room available starting August 1st. It's in Peter Cooper Village which is the luxery "sister" complex to Stuy town, so the room is huge. rent is 1450 a month.
     
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