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The Big Kahuna Of All New York City Schools

New York University is the hip, prestigious, ever-innovative downtown city college par excellence. It's nice to take a stroll around the scenic Washington Square campus, and see the idyllic European-style Washington Mews houses. Few people know that the school used to maintain a second campus up in the Bronx, where Bronx Community College is now, but they had to consolidate downtown in the late 1960s when the school was about to go bankrupt. This exciting period in the school's history also saw the renaissance of its film program, which was host to such luminaries as director Martin Scorsese. Now the school is ranked among the best in the world for all varieties of academics and creative disciplines. The Bobst Library is one of the most extensive media archives in the city. The school color is violet, and their mascot: the bobcat!

Finding Good Housing As A Student

Greenwich Village is coveted real estate. In fact, finding an apartment anywhere in the five boroughs is a challenge. If you are on the hunt for off-campus apartment rentals, you can start with our useful apartment guide. Although 87 percent of freshmen live in dorms, about half the student body lives off-campus, so you might find some classmates interested in sharing digs. As long as you're cool with the subways, all of New York City is your oyster when it comes to finding apartments. Find out more about how students manage campus life versus city life by reading our blog.

Getting Around The City And Things To Do

There's the classic MTA with the buses and subways and taxis; you'll also find that NYU even has its own special fleet of shuttle buses, which your I.D. card will give you access to. Biking in the city is also great, if you have what it takes and are really good at dodging cars. You have the entire city to explore! Bookstores, theaters, the zoo, Broadway, Central Park, bars, you name it! If you're feeling lost, the best way to begin might be with the school's official website. In the immediate vicinity of the Washington Square campus, you have famous old music and comedy clubs like The Bitter End. For cheap, quality Middle Eastern food, ask around in the park for Mamoun's Falafel. It's nearby, and a good option if your studies and cosmopolitan gallivanting combined don't leave you a lot of time to cook for yourself. Given time, you’ll find your own favorites!

Average Apartment Rent in New York

# Bedrooms Aug Jul Jun 3 Month % change
Studio N/A N/A N/A 0%
1 Bed $2,870 $2,864 $2,825 1.6%
2 Bed $2,365 $2,363 $2,328 1.6%
3 Bed $1,152 $1,051 $927 24.3%

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$6600 Three bedroom in New York City-11675 Bleecker

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$3200 Two bedroom in New York City-Mulberry St.

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$3000 One bedroom in New York City-Bleecker St

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$3570 Two bedroom in New York City-98 Thompson St

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$3000 studio in New York City-Spring Street

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Local Talk

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  • I've got dogs. What are the best places in New York for being outdoors with pets?

    Besides the obvious magnificent and world-famous Central Park, there are a wealth of great local parks where New York City residents can bring their favorite four-legged creatures for some fun in the sun. The famed Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village offers pooches a large dog run with water and tennis balls, as well as benches and some great people-watching for their owners. Dewitt Clinton Park in Hell's Kitchen is a quaint park with an abundance of plants and flowers, and a kiddie pool for the pups. Washington Heights Dog Park is another favorite local spot; a fairly large park with wood chips and plenty of shaded areas.

  • where do you grocery shop on RI

    From Roosevelt Islander: "Residents now have greater choices for their grocery shopping on Roosevelt Island being able to choose from among the new Duane Reade, Gristedes, Deli on Main Street, off-Island retailers such as the Food Emporium on First Avenue, Trade Fair on 36th Avenue, Costco on Vernon B'lvd as well as online grocery stores such as Fresh Direct, Bread'nBie and Gristedes online."

  • What areas of New York are safe for walking around at night?

    New York City has such a wide variety of neighborhoods, and many of them are safer than one might expect. While it is always best to be alert at all times, some of the safest neighborhoods at night in the city include the Upper East Side, the Upper West Side, the West Village, also known as Greenwich Village, SoHo, and TriBeCa. The Financial District in downtown Manhattan is also a very safe neighborhood, and quiet at nighttime. The East Village and Lower East Side also tend to be safe at night, due to the bustling nightlife in these areas.

  • Is New York a good place for families?

    It depends on what you're looking for. The schools run the gamut, and unless you're close to Central Park, it's going to be difficult to teach your children how to do things like ride a bike in the busy city streets of New York City. But, as far as safety is concerned, there's no need to fear the big city more than most other places in the United States; New York has an overall crime rate of 30 per 1,000 residents, making the crime rate here near the average for all cities and towns of all sizes in America, and one of the lowest in the nation for its size. With a diverse population, loads of museums, and no end to culture, New York is a great place to raise a family if you prefer the city to the country or suburbia--and you can afford the expense that comes along with it.

  • I'm relocating. What's the weather like in New York?

    The climate of New York, New York features hot summers, cold, sometimes snowy winters, and relatively mild springs and autumns. Summer temperatures tend to be in the 70s and winter when temperatures tend to be in the 30s. The average high temperature in July, the warmest month of the year, is 83 degrees Fahrenheit, while the average low temperature in January, the coldest month of the year, is 23 degrees Fahrenheit. On average New York receives 46 inches of precipitation annually. Rainfall is fairly evenly distributed throughout the year, although May tends to be the wettest month.

  • My fiance will be working in the financial district near Wall Street. Where should we look for apartments to keep his commute manageable?

    Virtually all of New York's subway lines will run within walking distance to Wall Street. Even trains from Long Island and from New Jersey will provide easy access to downtown.