MarcellusWallace wrote:Hey guys, been checking-in on this thread for a while. I'm about 90% sure I will be attending BLS, and was wondering if anyone here is considering living off-campus.
Got me thinking...
Lets take a look at the numbers:
Apt Annual Rent (Monthly Rent)
Furnished Studio (Feil) 15,271 - 19,732 (1273 - 1644)
Furnished 1BR (Feil) 19,732 - 21,634 (1644 - 1803)
Furnished 2BR (Feil) 16,040 - 17,375 (1337 - 1448)
Furnished 3BR (Feil) 14,036 - 15,372 (1170 - 1281)
Furnished 3BR: Large Apt (Feil) 17,375 - 18,043 (1448 - 1504)
Furnished 4BR (Feil) 14,036 - 15,372 (1170 - 1281)
Unfurnished Studio (non-Feil) 16,544 (1379)
Unfurnished 1BR (non-Feil) 16,544 - 19,089 (1379 - 1591)
Unfurnished 2BR (non-Feil) 12,701 - 16,330 (1058 - 1361)
And the floorplans: http://www.brooklaw.edu/cityandcampus/h ... about.aspx
The case for living on
campus: These are very
well priced, when considering square footage and neighborhood. You can definitely find cheaper in the surrounding areas but nowhere near as cheap in Brooklyn Heights. You'd be in a great neighborhood and in close proximity to the school. Also, you'd be paying early 90s rent.
The case for living off: Housing is only guaranteed for the first year. After that you go into a lottery. I assume that special allowances may be made for out-of-towners. This assumption is not based on any official information; I make because it seems ridiculous to have your non-native student population face potential displacement every year. The Housing Dept. told me that some people are guaranteed 3 years of housing at admission. You can find lower rent within a reasonable distance and be secure in your lease.
I live in Bay Ridge (South Brooklyn), about 35 minutes from school, and pay $1400 for a pretty big one bedroom. Super safe neighborhood with lots of restaurants, bars, stores. It's not a very young neighborhood; not "cool," as it were. But it's nice and has a good mix of lively and quiet.
I realize that this was not an answer to the question you asked but hopefully it was of some use to you and/or others.