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HOUSING AND LIVING IN NEW YORK 

The Manhattan Institute of Management (M.I.M.) is looking forward to meet you soon at New York.

M.I.M. has no housing on campus. However, M.I.M. assists and provides students helpful information for finding temporary housing just after their arrival in New York and renting accommodation for their stay in New York for 6 months.

Housing in New York

New York is a modern megalopolis where housing is rather hard to get. M.I.M. is glad to provide you some helpful information, a guide to facilitate your search for housing.

The guide includes:

* An insight in the housing situation of New York City

* A list of inexpensive temporary lodging places in Manhattan

* Helpful tips to start apartment hunting already from home

You have chosen a very exciting city, which offers you amazing opportunities, world-famous lifestyle and excellent entertainment. However living in New York has its price. Depending on the area you chose to live in and a kind of apartment you chose to rent, rental prices can differ considerably. 

M.I.M. is located at downtown Manhattan near the World Trade Center and the Wall Street district.

Please, find below rental prices per month for different parts of Manhattan and various apartments, like “studio” (small one room apartment with facilities) and “one bedroom” (two rooms apartment with facilities).

 

   Downtown

    Midtown

    Uptown

Studio

 

 

 

East Side

$1000 to $1800

$1500 to $2000

$1600 to $2500

West Side

$1200 to $1600

$1400 to $1900

$1500 to $2000

One Bedroom

 

 

 

East Side

$1700 to $2200

$1800 to $2500

$2000 to $2700

West Side

$1600 to $2500

$1900 to $2500

$2200 to $2900

Temporary Lodging in New York City

For the first period of time some students prefer staying at inexpensive lodging places throughout Manhattan. Like this they have time enough to look for an apartment, knowing where they can stay at night.

The following is a list of lodging places, which are available on daily to monthly basis

Name

     Type

     Price

      Phone

       Fax

         Address, email

Educational

Housing

Residence

$680-1,200 monthly

$280-425 

weekly

1-212-977-9099

1-212-307-0701

100 Henry Street, Brooklyn

200 Tillary Street, Brooklyn

www.studenthousing.org

International

Student 

Center

Residence

$20 daily

1-212-787-7706

 

38 West 88th Street

Manhattan

Webster

Residence

Residence

for Ladies

$195 weekly

(2 meals)

1-212-967-9000

1-212-268-8569

419 West 34th Street

Manhattan

Markle 

Evangeline

Residence

Residence

for Ladies

$128-220 

weekly

$68 daily 

(2 meals)

1-212-242-2400

1-212-229-2801

123 West 13th Street

Manhattan

Centro 

Maria

Residence

Residence

for Ladies

$55 daily

1-212-757-6989

 

539 West 54th Street

Manhattan

El Carmelo

Residence

Residence

for Ladies

$110 weekly

(2 meals)

1-212-242-8224

1-212-242-7233

249 West 14th Street

Manhattan

Sacred 

Heart

Residence

Residence

for Ladies

$120 weekly

(2 meals)

1-212-929-5790

 

432 West 20th Street

Manhattan

Kolping 

House

Residence 

for Men

$50 weekly

1-212-369-6647

 

165 East 88th Street

Manhattan

Big 

Apple

Youth 

Hostel

$36 daily

1-212-302-2603

1-212-302-2605

119 West 45th Street

Manhattan

NY Hostel International  

Youth 

Hostel

$32-38 daily

1-212-932-2300

1-212-932-2774

891 Amsterdam Avenue

Manhattan

West Side 

YMCA

Youth 

Hostel

$39 daily

1-212-787-4400

1-212-875-4100

5 West 63rd Street

Manhattan

Mc Burney 

YMCA

Youth 

Hostel

$59 daily

1-212-741-9226

 

206 West 24th Street

Manhattan

Vanderbilt 

YMCA

Youth 

Hostel

$69 daily

1-212-756-9000

1-212-755-7579

224 East 47th Street

Manhattan

Cosmopolitan

Hotel

$100-150 daily

1-212-566-1900

1-212-566-6909

95 West Broadway

Manhattan

Habitat 

Hotel

Hotel

$75 daily

1-212-753-8841

 

130 East 57th Street

Manhattan

Sussex 

House

Residence

$800-1,300 monthly

1-212-719-3700

1-212-719-0234

260 West 41st Street

Manhattan

www.sussexhouse.org

New York Accomodation Center

 Living in families

$920 monthly plus $200 commission

1-718 227 7143

1-718-948 3535

[email protected]

                           * Prices are subject to change

Apartment Hunting in New York City

The most commonly exercised sport in New York City is definitely apartment hunting – thus, welcome to the big community of apartment hunters. This sport is exciting, tiring and extremely fast. Therefore we advise students to arrive before the actual classes begin in order to get settled and started.

It is a lot easier to search apartments while you are already in the city, but there are ways of taking part in this exciting activity from home.

Here in New York City, we advise students to check the newspapers on a daily basis. Whereas the New York Times offers mostly upscale apartments, other publications like the Village Voice or regional newspapers feature less expensive housing. Since space is a rare resource here in New York, the apartments you find in print media are usually rented within one week.

However, the most commonly used tool is the Internet, and this is already available to you at home. This is a list of helpful sources:

* www.nyhabitat.com (Broker)

* www.roommatecentral.com (Shared apartments)

* www.roommatefinders.com (Shared apartments)

* www.studenthousing.org (Residence)

* www.sussexhouse.org (Residence)

* www.villagevoice.com (Newspaper with ads, every Tuesday

  new)

* www.nytimes.com (Newspaper with ads, every Sunday new)

* www.citysearch.com (City guide with ads)

* www.citysublets.com (Apartments)

* www.nofeerentals.com (Broker)

 

Do not limit yourself to offers in Manhattan, but also check the other boroughs Brooklyn, Queens (30-60 minutes in subway to come to M.I.M.) and New Jersey (20-40 minutes in subway to come to M.I.M.).

Since the apartment market is so narrow, there are many brokers that offer their help for a commission, which sometimes is very high. Please, be careful in negotiating the fee for a broker.

Here are some terms that might come in handy while you are negotiating with landlords and brokers:

Lease -    is the paper/contract you will sign

Tenant -   is the person who leases an apartment from the landlord

Sublease/Sublet - is taking over an apartment from another tenant 

Rent  -   is the amount you have to pay for the apartment

Utilities   - are gas, electricity, elevator etc.  

Living expenses in New York City  

As indication for living expenses in New York City, price of three meals

per day can be about $20-30 and city transportation (subway, bus)

fares are about $65. 

 

So, total estimated housing and living expenses in New York City are

approximately $1,000 per month.

 

Village Voice On Line (Real estate)




Yahoo! New York