Guide to NYU Dorms 2011: Weinstein

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Location: University Place between 8th Street and Waverly Place

Room Types: Single Bedroom; Shared 1–2 Room Suite (2-5 Students)

Cost: $14,070 for a Single Bedroom, $11,896 for a Suite

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Guide to NYU Dorms 2011: Third North

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Third north is the freshman dorm that just missed out on being an upperclassman dorm. It’s the only freshman dorm that advertises suite style living, which means you get a kitchen and a common area and a decent amount of space. Maybe due to this setup and its size, it’s one of, if not the liveliest and most fun of the freshman dorms, which, most of the time, is as awesome as it sounds. Here are some things to know if you want to live in Third North.

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Guide to NYU Dorms 2011: Rubin Hall

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Location: 5th Avenue and 10th street

Rooms: Single bedroom in a Shared Suite, 1-2 Room Suites with 2-5 students, and Low-Cost Triples

Cost: Single Bedroom $11,896, Shared Bedroom Suite $9,350, Low-Cost Triple $6,719

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Guide to NYU Dorms 2011: Brittany Hall

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Brittany would be Britney Spears when she was not a girl, not yet a woman. She’s pretty hot (in a non-air-conditioning-Crossroads sort of way). She has all the right measurements, i.e., classic architecture without the vibe of Founders Medical or Weinstein Correctional Facility. And shit won’t get crazy, because she is in a safe place on the corner – without St. Marks to induce a 2007 breakdown. In other words, Brittany isn’t too flashy, and has just the right amount of fans to challenge Gaga’s monsters at 3N.

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Guide To NYU Dorms 2011: Founders Hall

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You probably ended up at Founders either because you ranked your housing choices randomly or you just wanted to live in the East Village. Everyone gets to know Founders (and its remarkably boring averageness) during summer orientation. Try to enjoy the view and the size of your room, because odds are you will not feel the same brag-worthy dorm pride as a Hayden or Third North kid.

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Guide To NYU Dorms 2011: Hayden Hall

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Living in Hayden is sort of like reliving your senior year of high school without parents. You’re automatically considered cool and it’s really easy to get away with smoking pot and smuggling booze. This of course instills in you an air of confidence and residence hall pride. By the time the year’s over you’ll probably wish you had a shirt that says, “I Survived Hayden Hall 2011-2012.”

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Guide to NYU Dorms 2011: Seventh Street

This post was written with additional reporting by guest blogger Susu Harmache.

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Location: 7th Street between 2nd Ave and Cooper Square

Rooms: 4 person suites—2 double bedrooms (most common), 5 person suites—2 doubles, one single (very few), 3 person suites—one double, one single (very few)

Cost: Single bedroom (shared suite) $15,645, 2-3 room suite $13,438, No low-cost option

If Seventh Street were a kid from your high school, it’d be that soft-spoken stoner who likes cereal and the Grateful dead. Remember how those kids always seemed to be wise beyond their years and somehow managed to stay out of trouble? Well Seventh Street is similar in that it’s the oldest dorm on campus and only houses 2 RAs. Located just off of 2nd Avenue, Seventh Street is not far from the 4 5 6 and/or some of the best food in New York. Read more…


Guide to NYU Dorms 2011: 13th Street

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Gramercy’s touchscreen microwaves can suck it — 13th Street is the real deal without all the gimmicks. It’s unfortunate that this intimate, cozy residence hall may only be occupied by seniors as of this year, but for those not ready to brave the New York real estate market, 13th Street is an excellent place to escape adulthood.

PROS:

1. Close to campus. This one’s obvious. Waking up half an hour before class and still having the time to stop at Oren’s for a latte is certainly a benefit. You won’t have to resort to public napping on the Kimmel couches with the rest of the commuters. You’re also not totally screwed if you forget anything.

2. Close but not too close to Union Square. Union Square is the mecca of public transportation. With easy access to all its subway lines and a park area mostly free of Hayden freshman, Union Square is not a bad park to keep close. However, 13th Street (the actual street) is not a main thoroughfare, tucked away from the fire-drill traffic known to the rest of the area. Read more…


Guide To NYU Dorms 2011: Palladium

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Location: 14th St, between 3rd and 4th avenues

Room Types: Four person suites with two double rooms, five person suites with two double rooms and a single

Cost: $15,645 for single, $13,438 for double

Palladium is the most convenient NYU dorm. There’s no other way to put it. Unless you need to be within 5 minutes of “campus”, you can’t beat Palladium’s location and amenities. It’s the hip, more knowledgeable brother of University Hall, with an unmatched level of convenience and services. The pictures above don’t sell you on “Pallades”? Read on for some things to keep in mind before you start planning your move to Union Square. Read more…


Guide To NYU Dorms 2011: Lafayette Street

Our guest bloggers are William Blanchard (Pros) and A.J. Ditty (Cons).

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Location: 80 Lafayette Street (between White and Franklin)

Rooms: Single bedrooms, 1-5 bedroom suites for 2-6 students, low-cost suites, low-cost triple rooms for three students.

Cost: Single bedroom: $15,645. 1-5 Bedroom suites: $13,438. Low-cost suites: $11,037. Low-cost triple: $9,350.

Laff, oh, Laff. It’s sort of like visiting your crazy aunt’s house in the backwoods of God-knows-where. It might be a cool cabin with high ceilings and hardwood floors, but it’s still in the middle of nowhere and takes you forever to get to. Also, it sort of smells funny. Read more…