tintin wrote:anyone know what the NYU on campus housing is like ? overpriced? old? new? most importantly...could i bring my cat?
craptastic. mattresses from the 70s, terrible lighting, crappy crappy crap. the ones i've seen have 2 bdr, 1 bath, small kitchen, and a bathroom. i think the rent is around 1200 a month per person (?). Which less than what you'd pay to live in a 2bdr in the village, but not really by much. they're really close to the school, though.
i'm mostly interested in how many 1Ls live in the dorms. if like 95% of everyone are there, i might do it. maybe.
A huge percentage of 1L's are in the dorms. Finding an apt. that isn't a hellhole can take time, so unless you already live in the tri-state area, it's way easier to do the dorms for your first year. That's what most people do: move into the dorms, get to know the city (and more importantly the commutes), and move out after 1L.
No dice on the cat, but the dorms aren't as bad as tintin makes it sound. They're pretty small, not real cheap (but less than market rent for the neighborhood), super eco-friendly (hence the bad lighting, all CFL bulbs), and very, very convenient.