I will be working for a top boutique in Midtown this summer and have yet to find a place. Unfortunately, I won't know anybody working in NY or living in NY, so I was thinking my social life would be constrained, depending on my living situation.
My options with perceived pros and cons of each are as follows.
Columbia Housing (east campus) - the cheapest, but far from work; A great chance to meet a lot of new people via dorm life
The New School Housing - a bit more expensive, but closer to work; also near Union Square - which is close to NYU Housing - another good chance to meet new people
NYU SVA - the most expensive option, but the closest to work and also in decently social area
Sublet on Upper East Side - I'd imagine i can get something that isn't overpriced; would be great to live in this area because of the nightlife, but I won't have as great a chance ot meet new people
I wanted to see what you guys thought about my options - keep in mind that I don't want to just work all day / night - I do want to go out and enjoy the city. Unfortuantely, I don't know anybody in NYC, so it'll be tough to acclimate myself into the nightlife by myself, unless I'm in an area where there are other interns (I'm assuming).