Housing

Three Students

The NYSRP recommends the St. George Hotel in Brooklyn Heights, a 15 minute walk to the NYSRP. Besides proximity,the St. George Hotel hosts many other student bodies from various universities and provides a safe, full service, and affordable option for incoming residents. The St. George has set up a personalized website for incoming NYSRP residents. CLICK HERE FOR THE ST. GEORGE housing sign in site. NYSRP residents can also find alternate housing options by teaming up and sharing, filling spots by students returning home after the previous semester, or by staying with nearby friends and/or family.

Also, from time to time, some NYSRP students also find housing at the New York Arts Program, which is a facility of Ohio Wesleyan University and located on the edge of the Chelsea art district in Manhattan. It is a well-furnished and equipped brownstone with shared rooms. Students interested in this option should contact Susan Childrey (Program Coordinator), susan@nyartsprogram.org at (212) 563-0255 and mention their participation in the upcoming NYSRP semester.

Housing resources:
stephanie diamond’s list **RECOMMENDED
apartmentlist
myidealapartment
castlebraid
3location3
student housing NEW YORKER HOTEL
zillow

Additional LINKS: Updated 8/8/16
Listings Project
St. Georges Hotel – Downtown Brooklyn (close to Program)
NYU Housing Resource Page
Columbia’s Housing Resource Page
Hunter College’s Housing Resource Page
Brooklyn College’s Housing Resource Page
Trulia’s College Housing Website
New School’s Housing Resource Page
StreetEasy
StreetEasy Renter’s Guide

Besides St. George Hotel (not far from the NYSRP and affordable (not least expensive) the best alternative option to date has been craigslist or an alumni contact, either through your home school or the NYSRP. I suggest coming to NYC at least a week or two early, stay with a friend if possible, and do your search then, since most temporary roommate situations change over within a month, meaning that a sub-leaser has given their one month notice and an open room is available.

If you do not feel comfortable with a particular sub-leaser/landlord/roommate, DO NOT rent from them. In other words, it’s best to meet the person face to face before you make your decision and DO NOT hand over more than one month’s security deposit. Typically, for a single room, you should not pay more than $1000/mnth. maximum. If you have any questions/concerns about this, please contact me (alan@aicad.org) before you sign an agreement.

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  • Kasper Ray O'Brien

    College for Creative Studies

    The past few months spent with the New York Studio Residency Program have been some of the most influential and mind bending experiences of my life. Having the greatest opportunity of working among fifteen extremely talented individuals, whilst being guided by some of the most creative thinkers I’ve ever had the pleasure of sharing with, has proved to be the game changer I had been longing for. A semester filled with growth and love. To my studio mates, you’re forever in my thoughts.