Living in NYC for the summer- Where are best places to stay?

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Hey guys- I'll be working in IB this summer at a BB, & was wondering where are the best places or where I can look into getting a room or somewhere to live for the 10 weeks. Any tips suggestions for specific buildings or locations to live?

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Feb 13, 2014

east village.

Feb 13, 2014

NYU dorms

Feb 14, 2014
kruzon:

NYU dorms

ones w/o AC are the best - only 21st century in nyc heat

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Feb 13, 2014

Kings college

Feb 14, 2014

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Feb 14, 2014

If you choose a NYU building make sure it's an apartment and not a dorm. A dorm requires a meal plan to come with it and is in general worse shape.

I remember the ones near union square being somewhat decent for the price (may be too far back now)

Feb 14, 2014

Somewhere to live? I have a bathtub you can use for $1000 a month.

Feb 14, 2014

You should probably tell us where you will be working. CS is in FiDi, GS is in Battery City Park, MS and Barclays are in Times Square, the rest are in Midtown East.

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Feb 14, 2014
OkComputer:

You should probably tell us where you will be working. CS is in FiDi, GS is in Battery City Park, MS and Barclays are in Times Square, the rest are in Midtown East.

Citi tribeca aka middle of nowhere

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Feb 14, 2014

Are you asking specifically which NYU dorm is best?
Or is this your way of not so subtly bragging?

Feb 14, 2014

That would help (which NYU dorm.) Not trying to brag...lol I just know that GS is not in the same area as most other BB's so I thought people might live in different areas...like brooklyn. Just looking for any advice, don't know NY well at all.

Feb 14, 2014

GS is sort of annoying to access from many parts of the city so if you want to walk, getting a place in the financial district or around that area is pretty nice (and can also be cheaper than NYU housing). In terms of which NYU dorm, you might find dorms like Lafayette to be slightly closer, but overall, I'd pick by distance from the subway station instead of overall distance.

A lot of kids like to live in Stuy town, but I wouldn't recommend it because I've heard nightmares with the L-train and really don't think it's worth it to transfer trains. I'd say a safe bet is anywhere around union square or washington square (and use google maps to determine distance from subway station from dorm).

Feb 14, 2014

Hoboken is really nice too. PATH train to WTC is less than 10 minutes.

Feb 14, 2014

ton of people do NYU housing

Feb 14, 2014

Stick with NYU housing. There are plenty of off-campus opportunities, but if you are not from here, then it is not worth the headache. All of the NYU dorms are centrally located, so I'd pick the layout more than convenience.

Avoid Lafayette. It's nasty. The ones around Union Square are good. There is a lot of transportation that will take you downtown.

Feb 14, 2014

NYU housing unless you're really worried about saving money, then live in the Financial District.

Feb 14, 2014

I really enjoyed living in Jersey City - Exchange Place, Newport, and Hoboken are all fine. The PATH train is super convenient, and the WTC station is really close to 200 West. The ferry also stops just a few minutes away from 200 West.

Feb 14, 2014

NYU or New School dorms are probably the most popular choices for GS summers.

However, if you look around craig's list you may be able to find some good deals. Make sure that the apartment is in Battery Park City or on the west side of the financial district. The commute from the east side of the financial district to 200 West is even more inconvenient than living up town because there is no public transportation. Hope this helps.

Feb 14, 2014

I stayed in Brooklyn Heights a few years ago, and just took the 2-3 to Wall Street (10 min ride). You would probably take it to Canal, so it's like 15 mins.

The place is pretty much a dorm for kids with internships in NYC, so you meet a lot of kids.

Feb 14, 2014

You got the job so early? When was the superday?

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Feb 14, 2014

I rented a place on Gold St. for $1300. Had a spacious single room within an apartment to myself, and a 15min walk to the office.

Feb 14, 2014

is there a site where SA's can find groups of other SA's to rent apartments together for the summer??

Feb 14, 2014

how did u land an offer if they have not even had super days yet?

Feb 14, 2014
ct banker:

how did u land an offer if they have not even had super days yet?

they have had super days... at least one since I was involved in one. And how is living in NYU dorms? Would I be stuck with a random roommate? Is it a good location?

Feb 14, 2014

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Feb 14, 2014

this has never been answered ever so it definitely deserves a new thread.

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Feb 14, 2014

Nyu dorms

Feb 14, 2014

Live in the cheapest possible spot within walking distance.

In rank order 1. Location, 2. Cost.

The last thing you want to do is commute if you're trying to land yourself am offer, recipie for disaster.

This advice applies to all banks regardless of location or firm size, losing an offer is much worse than saving a few hundred bucks.

Feb 14, 2014

JPM fills its class slowly. I think they have normal superdays in Dec. as well as diversity superdays. Then superdays last through February. My understanding is that most OCR is in Jan.-early Feb.

NYU is decent. It's not the best bang for your buck, but it's pretty easy to get around (if you're near Union Square or Canal Street) and saves you the hassle of subletting. You can sign up with friends from school and a lot of companies reserve a block of rooms for their interns. I lived in NYU housing for two summers and lived with other interns at my firm both summers.

Feb 14, 2014

hey im at jpm s&t this summer. I'm really interested in this as well and I got a little insight. PM me

Feb 14, 2014
NBT12:

hey im at jpm s&t this summer. I'm really interested in this as well and I got a little insight. PM me

Congrats! Do you have any idea when placement day takes place? Also, did you do Launching Leaders?

Feb 14, 2014

Hi! I will be interning at MS, anyone have a suggestion about housing? MS is exactly on Times Square.

Feb 14, 2014

What do other people think on NYU- if working in Midtown seems like it might be better as a SA to live a bit closer? Also NYU turns out to be pretty expensive- checked out the rates and they pretty much force you to either 1. pay for a meal plan or 2. pay for a pricier room that doesn't have a meal plan. All in 1200-1400/month (seems like a lot to pay for a dorm-room), though I suppose you pay by the week which is pretty nice (no worry about renting for 3 months vs. 2.5).

Feb 14, 2014
Black Jack:

What do other people think on NYU- if working in Midtown seems like it might be better as a SA to live a bit closer? Also NYU turns out to be pretty expensive- checked out the rates and they pretty much force you to either 1. pay for a meal plan or 2. pay for a pricier room that doesn't have a meal plan. All in 1200-1400/month (seems like a lot to pay for a dorm-room), though I suppose you pay by the week which is pretty nice (no worry about renting for 3 months vs. 2.5).

There's also a "convenience" premium that you have to factor in. I worked in New York last summer, and went with dorm rooms (non-NYU), just because it would have been a huge pain in the ass to deal with shady apartment landlords where I wasn't able to check out any potential apartments beforehand. Every individual's situation is different, but for me, it was worth paying the extra $x amount of money for the peace of mind that living in a dorm room provides.

Feb 14, 2014

Find a summer sublet on CL if you can. Might be tough to find one for three months so you might end up switching between two places halfway through your SA summer but it is probably the cheapest alternative.

Black Jack:

What do other people think on NYU- if working in Midtown seems like it might be better as a SA to live a bit closer?

NYU is a good option too despite the price, except you are going to crowd up my subway stop (W 4th) going to Midtown. For people concerned about living close, subway from NYU to midtown takes me roughly 10-20 mins from my apt to my building so its super quick anyways. It is going to take you almost the same walking from some midtown skyscraper unless its across the street. So if you are gonna be at MS, BAML, BarCap, RBS etc. than NYU is a great option.

Feb 14, 2014

Hey everyone, I am interning at BNP Paribas this summer (office next to Timesquare). Anyone interning at Barclays/MS/JPM (mid-town offices) want to look for housing together?

Feb 14, 2014
delta598:

Hey everyone, I am interning at BNP Paribas this summer (office next to Timesquare). Anyone interning at Barclays/MS/JPM (mid-town offices) want to look for housing together?

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Feb 14, 2014
delta598:

Hey everyone, I am interning at BNP Paribas this summer (office next to Timesquare). Anyone interning at Barclays/MS/JPM (mid-town offices) want to look for housing together?

Interning at MS this summer..are you still looking for a place?

Feb 14, 2014

NYU housing is expensive but you're paying a lot of convience here and location. Even though you're working in Midtown, NYU has a lot of dorms spread out around the village that have access to different train lines. Just make sure that the dorm you're requesting is near your appropriate line so it's a straight shot on the subway in the morings

Feb 14, 2014

Any other Citi interns looking for summer housing?
Anyone want to look together?

Because when you're in a room full of smart people, smart suddenly doesn't matter--interesting is what matters.

Feb 14, 2014

I've heard good things about NYU and EHS

Feb 14, 2014

I've heard good things about the NYU dorms as well, but they are a little out of my price range. I'm interning at Citi this summer, and I've been trying to find something to share in brooklyn. Anyone has any leads?

Feb 14, 2014

Already applied for NYU housing, does anyone know of any other options in case NYU falls through? Will most likely be working in Midtown East.

Feb 14, 2014
FranciscoDAnconia:

Already applied for NYU housing, does anyone know of any other options in case NYU falls through? Will most likely be working in Midtown East.

I have friends living at SVA. Not too sure about the locations of the apartments, though.

Feb 14, 2014

The best deals are probably gone but I am pretty sure that you can still find a decent spot for a decent price. I would definitely not worry or panic about it.

Feb 14, 2014

A month is a long time to find a place in NYC. As previous poster said, don't panic, you will find a place and it will be fine. You can try street easy or a myriad of other websites/apps to find a place.

Feb 14, 2014

Thanks a lot guys :))

Feb 14, 2014

You can also try PadMapper to search for apartments, it's pretty useful.

Feb 14, 2014

Check out the NYU student housing. Most Manhattan NYU residence halls are within a 20 minute metro ride to Wall st and you get to be around other interns all summer.

Good luck!

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Feb 14, 2014

Ironic user name?

Feb 14, 2014

Pm-ed

Feb 14, 2014

I need the same for 10-weeks in the same time period.

Anyone help??

Feb 14, 2014

bump. same deal as DorianGray. Trying to find a 10-week sublet blows.

Feb 14, 2014
Feb 14, 2014

yeah actually i'm looking to sublet a room in my apt. in chinatown if you're interested

Feb 14, 2014

PM'ed you

Feb 14, 2014

Bump...

Feb 14, 2014

Also curious

Feb 14, 2014

It's too early for those types of housing arrangement. You can find stuff in midtown for around $2000 a month. Gets you your own bedroom.

Feb 14, 2014

Search function dude. There was a guy here two days ago working SA at C and asking where to live.

Feb 14, 2014

http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/apartment-su...
I have a place in SoHo I'm trying to sublet out for the summer (I just moved to a different city for work)! Prime location. Seriously. Spring St. and Lafayette.

Available May through the end of August for a subsidized $1,600 / mo, fully furnished.

Feb 14, 2014

Check out nofeerentals.com

They have housing for the summer. and you'll get your own room as opposed to sharing one at NYU.

Feb 14, 2014

Thanks for the offer Dew, but I am looking for a 2 bed appt. with a roommate I already have, and thanks bernankey

Feb 14, 2014

Hey Dew, very interested in subletting your apartment during May. Please Let me know if it is still available.

Feb 14, 2014

You find anything? I'm going to be a summer analyst at a BB and am looking for roommates as well.

Feb 14, 2014

I did Craigslist... my internship was 12 weeks though so I think 3 months was what I needed. Doubt many will be cool with a 2.5 month, but I have no clue. Just make sure you have like a sublease agreement and the landlord is in on it or something because you never know when someone is full of shit or running a scam.

Feb 14, 2014

Sent you a PM

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Feb 14, 2014

Thanks blackhat, mines 10 weeks so it makes for a tricky situation...

Feb 14, 2014

10 weeks, bit the bullet, wasn't a big deal as I'm sort of from the area. Found it on craigslist pretty early on (march?). just gotta keep looking and try to visit in person if you can- too many scams out there.

Feb 14, 2014

do you have any friends at Columbia or NYU? I met friends of friends who managed to hook me up with a sublet room in Stuy Town (not the best, but very cheap - I paid $600 for 5 weeks). I also stayed in NYU dorms on 5th & 10th for 2 weeks but I don't recommend that at all - coming from abroad the only option if you're not enrolled on any NYU courses is to live in a shared room with no A/C. It got to 109F in the room one night and my roommate and I slept outside!

Feb 14, 2014

nofeerentals.com

Very easy.

Feb 14, 2014

no alcohol in the dorms, guests have to be signed in before 9pm

Feb 14, 2014

Wow, NYU dorms it is.

Feb 14, 2014

I know a bunch of summer analysts lived at SVA.

http://www.schoolofvisualarts.edu/studentaffairs/i...
The problem with a lot of NYU dorms is that they don't have AC.

Feb 14, 2014

how strict are they/can they actually be on no alcohol in the building.. If i'm over 21 and live in a single room, would they even bother checking ever? It's not like I would be having huge parties

Feb 14, 2014

EHS blows

very expensive

terrible properties

Feb 14, 2014

I've been staying with EHS since August 2009 and I have really loved the experience!

I've had the opportunity to live at St. George Residence. which is located in an amazing neighborhood with tons of things to do. Everyone I met was very knowledgeable and not to mention very nice!

Although EHS does have a Alcohol policy, i think it is very reasonable. After reading the online guide at Studenthousing.org I learned that if you are 21 or older you are allowed to have alcohol, while living at the St. George Clark Residence.

Finding a place to live in New York City can be a daunting task. However, the process has been made so much easier by choosing to live with EHS . Just remember that that price includes rent, utilities, furniture, 24 hour security, gym membership, lots of great discounts to attractions around the city AND a safe, friendly environment.

Just thought i would share my experience!!

Best

Feb 14, 2014
Khirypalmer:

I've been staying with EHS since August 2009 and I have really loved the experience!

I've had the opportunity to live at St. George Residence. which is located in an amazing neighborhood with tons of things to do. Everyone I met was very knowledgeable and not to mention very nice!

Although EHS does have a Alcohol policy, i think it is very reasonable. After reading the online guide at Studenthousing.org I learned that if you are 21 or older you are allowed to have alcohol, while living at the St. George Clark Residence.

Finding a place to live in New York City can be a daunting task. However, the process has been made so much easier by choosing to live with EHS . Just remember that that price includes rent, utilities, furniture, 24 hour security, gym membership, lots of great discounts to attractions around the city AND a safe, friendly environment.

Just thought i would share my experience!!

Best

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Feb 14, 2014

I'm stuck between SVA and NYU dorms (hayden/goddard).. anyone have any advice/recommendations?

Feb 14, 2014

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Feb 14, 2014

The New Yorker. West Side around 34 8th. They do a good job for SA as they have like a 10-12 week program stay that fits nicely with your internship

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