NYU Class of 2017 - We are real 1Ls now

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Postby fivestarfolds » Sun May 04, 2014 12:33 am

ligeia wrote:Hi everyone! Lurker checking in. I'm looking forward to meeting you in the fall!

It's surprising to me that, unlike this thread, the class Facebook group is not exactly active (or am I in the wrong one...?). No choice but to come out of the shadows, then =D

The facebook group is pitiful. I'm also afraid to post on it :shock:

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Re: NYU Class of 2017 - Old Photos in OP!

Postby 03152016 » Sun May 04, 2014 12:35 am

Blah still no roomie lined up, someone come live with meeeee in Brooklynnn

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Re: NYU Class of 2017 - Old Photos in OP!

Postby SFrost » Sun May 04, 2014 1:33 am

Max324 wrote:Blah still no roomie lined up, someone come live with meeeee in Brooklynnn


I'm pretty set on living right by school for first year, but maybe you should explain what commuting is like in NY? Having never experienced NY it's pretty terrifying for small town people like me.

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Postby cotiger » Sun May 04, 2014 1:38 am

SFrost wrote:
Max324 wrote:Blah still no roomie lined up, someone come live with meeeee in Brooklynnn


I'm pretty set on living right by school for first year, but maybe you should explain what commuting is like in NY? Having never experienced NY it's pretty terrifying for small town people like me.


Walk to the train. Sit on the train for twenty minutes or so--reading, listening to music, smartphoning, or whatever you want. Get off the train and walk to your destination.

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Re: NYU Class of 2017 - Old Photos in OP!

Postby cotiger » Sun May 04, 2014 1:46 am

The 24/7 hectic nature of GV is going to be much more of an adjustment for someone coming from a small town than taking a train twice a day from your more chill BK hood.

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Re: NYU Class of 2017 - Old Photos in OP!

Postby Nonconsecutive » Sun May 04, 2014 2:59 pm

SFrost wrote:
Max324 wrote:Blah still no roomie lined up, someone come live with meeeee in Brooklynnn


I'm pretty set on living right by school for first year, but maybe you should explain what commuting is like in NY? Having never experienced NY it's pretty terrifying for small town people like me.


As a fellow small town person, commuting via public transit is no big deal (at least its never been in any city I've briefly lived/worked in).

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Re: NYU Class of 2017 - Old Photos in OP!

Postby ligeia » Sun May 04, 2014 6:27 pm

Hi again! It's too early to reveal myself as technologically inept, but... has anyone managed to change their personal address/nyu directory address? It can be a different address based on your full name, no? Or should it be an already active third party e-mail account?

I have a long, compound family name, and would love to drop the part that corresponds to my mom's last name. The system does not seem to recognize my "first name.paternal last name" as a valid alias. Can anyone hazard a guess as to what I'm doing wrong?

Thanks for your help!

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Re: NYU Class of 2017 - Old Photos in OP!

Postby kkdk » Mon May 05, 2014 6:26 am

ligeia wrote:Hi again! It's too early to reveal myself as technologically inept, but... has anyone managed to change their personal address/nyu directory address? It can be a different address based on your full name, no? Or should it be an already active third party e-mail account?

I have a long, compound family name, and would love to drop the part that corresponds to my mom's last name. The system does not seem to recognize my "first name.paternal last name" as a valid alias. Can anyone hazard a guess as to what I'm doing wrong?

Thanks for your help!



This could be the beginning of a great story about clones/impersonation/long-lost twin.

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Re: NYU Class of 2017 - Old Photos in OP!

Postby critical mass » Mon May 05, 2014 10:15 am

quick question...

if we received one of the named scholarships, are we still required to fax/mail our tax forms to the fin aid office?

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Re: NYU Class of 2017 - Old Photos in OP!

Postby barrelofmonkeys » Mon May 05, 2014 10:20 am

critical mass wrote:quick question...

if we received one of the named scholarships, are we still required to fax/mail our tax forms to the fin aid office?


my guess is probably, but you can always call and ask.

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Re: NYU Class of 2017 - Old Photos in OP!

Postby paglababa » Mon May 05, 2014 10:34 am

barrelofmonkeys wrote:
critical mass wrote:quick question...

if we received one of the named scholarships, are we still required to fax/mail our tax forms to the fin aid office?


my guess is probably, but you can always call and ask.


+1 interested in this answer, if you call and find out.

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Re: NYU Class of 2017 - Old Photos in OP!

Postby critical mass » Mon May 05, 2014 10:39 am

paglababa wrote:
barrelofmonkeys wrote:
critical mass wrote:quick question...

if we received one of the named scholarships, are we still required to fax/mail our tax forms to the fin aid office?


my guess is probably, but you can always call and ask.


+1 interested in this answer, if you call and find out.

i called the finaid office and was told i didn't have to, since the scholarship is merit-based and not need-based.

but i'll probably send it anyway just to be safe.

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Re: NYU Class of 2017 - Old Photos in OP!

Postby 03152016 » Mon May 05, 2014 4:11 pm

Anyone who got need aid willing to share some deets? I know it's personal, but I'm curious. Also, anyone try to do an in-person meeting with financial aid?

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Postby fivestarfolds » Mon May 05, 2014 4:32 pm

Max324 wrote:Anyone who got need aid willing to share some deets? I know it's personal, but I'm curious. Also, anyone try to do an in-person meeting with financial aid?

What kind of deets?

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Postby 03152016 » Mon May 05, 2014 4:38 pm

fivestarfolds wrote:
Max324 wrote:Anyone who got need aid willing to share some deets? I know it's personal, but I'm curious. Also, anyone try to do an in-person meeting with financial aid?

What kind of deets?

Anything that would explain why you got the aid -- family contribution, income, savings, etc. If anyone could give me ballpark numbers over PM I'd super appreciate it.

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Postby 03152016 » Mon May 05, 2014 4:42 pm

Why you gotta do me like that NYU

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Re: NYU Class of 2017 - Old Photos in OP!

Postby 03152016 » Mon May 05, 2014 5:54 pm

SFrost wrote:I'm pretty set on living right by school for first year, but maybe you should explain what commuting is like in NY?

Commuting from Brooklyn is pretty easy to do since the subways run 24/7. Almost all of my friends live in Brooklyn or Queens and commute to work/school by train or bicycle since the rent is so much cheaper and you get more space.

Subway stations are marked pretty clearly and people in NYC are helpful and will direct you if you get lost. Many commuters buy a monthly MetroCard for $112 -- you get unlimited rides on the subway and bus systems anywhere in the five boroughs for 30 days. Even if you don't commute, you'll probably want a MetroCard anyways -- it's one of the easiest/cheapest ways to get around the city. Just swipe the card at fare control and walk onto the platform; busy subway lines during rush hour have trains every few minutes, during non-peak hours they'll come every 6-10 minutes, at very late hours expect trains heading to Brooklyn every 20 minutes.

I imagine many people will be looking at Bushwick. It's urban but more small-cityish than Manhattan. Lots of young people, big art scene, many bars and venues. You can take the L (local running underground on Harrison and Wyckoff in Bushwick) which should be 15 to 20 minutes to Union Square and a 12 minute walk to the west side of NYU. If you're further south, I recommend the M (local running above ground on Broadway and Myrtle in Bushwick) which is a 17 minute train ride that brings you right to the west side of NYU.

Biking would take me about 45 minutes (but I'm a slow biker riding a folder). You'll probably head north to link up with the Grand Av bike path, then head over the Williamsburg Bridge (you're going to develop sick calves). You might be tempted to save time by taking Broadway all the way to the bridge, but you should only do this if you have a death wish.

I'll be in Sunset Park, a super diverse neighborhood further south. It's similarly small-cityish, but has a much different feel. There are still young people and lots of good bars/restaurants, but the demographics are a little older, and it's considered a family neighborhood (the area is much less "hip"). Great parks, tons of green space, and close to Prospect Park and Park Slope. The D, N, and R trains run on the same stretch of track underground on 4th Ave, so you have three trains that can get you to NYU, all on the same platform. The D and N run express in Brooklyn and will get you to NYU in 20 minutes; the D will bring you directly to the west side of NYU; the N is a 6 to 8 minute walk.

Biking would take me about an hour (again, slow biker). The 5th Av bike path is your best bet, head north on Smith St when you hit Park Slope, then follow the signs to the Manhattan Bridge.

HTH

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Re: NYU Class of 2017 - Old Photos in OP!

Postby 03152016 » Mon May 05, 2014 5:57 pm

Perhaps other NYC dwellers can chime in with info about commutes in their hood...

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Postby 03152016 » Mon May 05, 2014 11:26 pm

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Re: NYU Class of 2017 - Old Photos in OP!

Postby SFrost » Tue May 06, 2014 12:35 am

Max324 wrote:There's a lot of good info in this thread, but it's scattered across 100+ pages. I made a wiki we can use to organize info for our class. If it catches on I'll move it to it's own domain.

There's no content on it right now, just sort of a site map with ideas about what information I think would be useful. If everyone contributes a little bit as they come across relevant information this could become a really useful tool for us.

I'll try to get a little content written tonight. Don't hesitate to start writing/editing!


Good idea! I'd be interested in historical data (class profiles, employment outcomes, tuition, everything) if anyone has all of that.

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Re: NYU Class of 2017 - Old Photos in OP!

Postby fivestarfolds » Tue May 06, 2014 9:33 am

Max324 wrote:There's a lot of good info in this thread, but it's scattered across 100+ pages. I made a wiki we can use to organize info for our class. If it catches on I'll move it to it's own domain.

There's no content on it right now, just sort of a site map with ideas about what information I think would be useful. If everyone contributes a little bit as they come across relevant information this could become a really useful tool for us.

I'll try to get a little content written tonight. Don't hesitate to start writing/editing!

That's an excellent idea max

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Re: NYU Class of 2017 - Old Photos in OP!

Postby MrMileyCyrus » Tue May 06, 2014 10:42 am

I'm curious who else is living in the NYU housing. I requested either a double or triple room apartment in Mercer.

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Re: NYU Class of 2017 - Old Photos in OP!

Postby ligeia » Tue May 06, 2014 3:05 pm

kkdk wrote:
ligeia wrote:Hi again! It's too early to reveal myself as technologically inept, but... has anyone managed to change their personal address/nyu directory address? It can be a different address based on your full name, no? Or should it be an already active third party e-mail account?

I have a long, compound family name, and would love to drop the part that corresponds to my mom's last name. The system does not seem to recognize my "first name.paternal last name" as a valid alias. Can anyone hazard a guess as to what I'm doing wrong?

Thanks for your help!



This could be the beginning of a great story about clones/impersonation/long-lost twin.


As it turns out, if you e-mail the IT department for the law school (specifically), they will gladly accept "I have a long, unwieldy foreign name" as valid grounds for changing your address. Only they can do it, apparently. That's not a problem because they're super responsive and nice! Or I am just so tired of the bureaucratic European country in which I live that I am ready to burst into tears of gratitude when people are efficient.

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Re: NYU Class of 2017 - Old Photos in OP!

Postby barrelofmonkeys » Wed May 07, 2014 12:15 am

filled out housing form

currently shopping for shower curtains

: )

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Re: NYU Class of 2017 - Old Photos in OP!

Postby phillywc » Wed May 07, 2014 2:04 am

barrelofmonkeys wrote:filled out housing form

currently shopping for shower curtains

: )

hey what a coincidence i also did those things tonight




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