New Yorker

Student Life


This section of the EHS Student Life website will give you a variety of information about the New Yorker Residence that can help you before you arrive as well as during your stay. If you have any questions email us at Enjoy!

Meet the Staff

  • Maurice A. Smith

    Associate Director of Student Life

    Maurice A. Smith

    Associate Director of Student Life

    Maurice A. Smith has experience with being both Resident Advisor and Residence Director for many years before joining EHS in March of 2015. A native of Philadelphia PA, Maurice holds both a BFA and MBA degrees from Marymount Manhattan College. After spending several years in Las Angeles, CA. Maurice is excited to be back in NYC and is ready to ensure the residents of the New Yorker Residence are provided a world class experience.

  • Kathleen Hundersmarck

    Associate Director of Residence Life

    Kathleen Hundersmarck

    Associate Director of Residence Life

    Pace University Alumni Kathleen Hundersmarck was happy to join us in spring 2018. With a background in Higher Education and Hospitality she is very excited to become part of the EHS family. Her passion lies in providing a positive and creative environment for the people around her. She looks forward to this opportunity to empower residents to reach their full potential. During her free time she likes to play soccer, go to sporting events, travel, and try new NYC restaurants.

  • Rachel Viccaro

    Office Admin

    Rachel Viccaro

    Office Admin

    Rachel Viccaro is so grateful to be a part of the EHS New Yorker Team! After graduating from Nazareth College in 2016 with a BFA in Acting, she performed for K-5 students all over central and western NY with Merry-Go-Round Youth Theatre. In June 2018, she moved to NYC to participate in the Stella Adler Summer Conservatory and was a resident at the New Yorker. Since then, she’s stuck around in the city, working with EHS and performing in various comedy shows and short films. When she’s not assisting the RAs and ADs at the New Yorker, you can find her trying to find the best plate of nachos in the city!

  • Madison Squires

    Senior Resident Advisor

    Madison Squires

    Senior Resident Advisor

    Madison “Maddi” Squires is attending John Jay College of Criminal Justice studying Criminology. Madison is originally from Waterford, Michigan and spends her free time playing basketball, or hanging with dogs where in high school she raised a seeing-eye dog and volunteered with Leader Dogs for the Blind. This summer Madison hopes to explore more of NYC, checking out museums and new neighborhoods. Madison’s advice to you is “experience as many things as you can, not everything you do has to cost money.”

  • Casey Dath

    Resident Advsior

    Casey Dath

    Resident Advsior

    Casey studies Management of Musical Enterprises at Baruch College. He was born in Vermont, then moved to Texas and New York (Northern Westchester) afterwards. Casey has extensive experience in the performing arts-- he is an award-winning musical theater actor, he has performed at Carnegie Hall, done professional work in jazz ensembles as a pianist, and is the Music Director for the Baruch Blue Notes Acapella group. He also frequently uploads original songs to Soundcloud (@Casey Dath). He is a huge advocate for taking long walks around the city whenever possible. Casey started working for EHS as a Package Room Worker, and has stuck around ever since!

  • Loida Tavera

    Resident Advisor

    Loida Tavera

    Resident Advisor

    Loida Stelli Tavera is from Long Island, NY and is studying English and philosophy at Baruch College. Outside of school, Stelli enjoys reading, working out, boxing and watching MMA fights with her friends. She also loves podcasts and recommends NPR’s Planet Money, Mind Pump, and Philosophize This. What Stelli likes about EHS is the opportunity to meet new people through events and the friendly environment EHS provides.

  • Markus Amponsah

    Resident Advisor

    Markus Amponsah

    Resident Advisor

    Markus Amponsah is from The Bronx, New York. He currently studies at John Jay College of Criminal Justice as a Political Science major. Before coming to John Jay, he was a classical performance major at the Purchase College Conservatory of Music. His hobbies include listening to music, watching comedies as well as trying foods from different cultures. His hope for the year is to find and help create a sense of community for his fellow residents.

  • Taylor Colacino

    Resident Advisor

    Taylor Colacino

    Resident Advisor

    Taylor Colacino is from Staten Island, New York and is studying Forensic Psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Before she became an EHS RA, Taylor has participated in many extra-curricular fundraisers and events. Outside of her busy schedule, Taylor enjoys photography and writing. Taylor enjoys learning different cultures by traveling to other countries while on school breaks. She also enjoys experiencing the different environments people are raised in as well as the history behind all different cities. What does Taylor love about EHS? “I love the variety of people you can meet throughout the day. It is always interesting meeting people from around the world and hearing what they want to make of their lives.”

Student Life Office

481 Eighth Avenue New York, NY 10001

Contact Information

Located on the 15th floor (1545)


For questions about availability call: 1-800-297-4694

Remote Office Hours

Monday - Friday: 9:00am to 10:00pm

Saturday: 10:00am to 8:00pm

Sunday: 11:00am to 6:00pm

Please note, due to COVID-19, our staff is working remotely. Although we are in the building, we ask that you NOT enter the office. We have several staff monitoring the email and phone lines.

Arrival Information

You are about to join your fellow EHS residents in one of the world’s greatest hubs of culture and creativity; leading to lasting memories and friendships.

Plan Your Arrival > Suggested Items to Bring >
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Help create a safe environment for yourself, and all of our residents and guests, by following these policies throughout your stay. EHS reserves the right to update the Code of Conduct from time to time as a result of changing events, facts, and circumstances. Resident agrees to fully abide by such updates. All updates will be published online.

Residence Code of Conduct Guide >
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View pictures from past events by visiting our New Yorker Residence Facebook group.

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Residence Information

Code of Conduct

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Fitness Center

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Guest Policy

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Internet & Cable

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Health and Safety Agreement

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Quarantine and Isolation

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Laundry Room

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Job Postings

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Mail & Deliveries

Review our procedures for mail, packages and food deliveries.

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Mailing Address

Resident Name
481 8th Avenue
Room # (Received upon move in) C/O EHS New York, NY 10001

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Maintenance & Repairs

Please follow these simple instructions for repairs and maintenance requests.

Maintenance Procedures > Request a Repair >
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Departure Information

While we are sad to see you go, please read through our procedures to ensure a smooth check out.

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Safety & Security

Your security and safety is our top priority. Here you will find important information on who to contact and what to do in case of an emergency.