Arrival Information

New Yorker

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.

Prepare For Your Arrival

Packing Tips

Here are some tips to help you plan:

  • Face Masks – Face masks are required to enter the building and in all areas outside of your room and must cover your nose and mouth.
  • Cleaning Supplies – NYC experienced a low supply of cleaning supplies and toiletries, we recommend bringing enough to last while before needing more.
  • Clothing – Keep in mind that closet space is limited!
  • Groceries – Stock up on food!
  • Tupperware - is great for food storage. Since you must store your cooking supplies in your room, you may want to consider bringing a plastic bin that they all can fit easily into.
  • Lock Box - You may want to consider purchasing a lock box for your important items. While we are confident you and your roommate will get along, we think it is a good idea to keep your valuable items locked so only you have access. We are not responsible for any lost/stolen items.
  • Do not bring in items that are dirty or have been discarded (such as furniture left on the street).
  • Students are strongly encouraged to bring to campus only what they can easily pack and travel with on their own. Think airline style: one large piece of luggage and two carry-on items. Students are discouraged from bringing personal furniture and large items.
  • We recommend that you use luggage with wheels for smooth move in and move out experiences. Click Here to view a list of suggested Items to bring.

Prohibited Items

For your safety and the safety of others, the following items are prohibited. If these are found, there will be a penalty fee of $100.00, disciplinary action will be taken and item(s) will be confiscated, donated or discarded (click here for more information on outside furniture, prohibited items, and Health and Safety Information).

  • Alcohol (regardless of age, the New Yorker is an alcohol-free residence)
  • Illegal substances of any nature
  • Halogen lighting equipment
  • Electric or gas-powered heaters
  • Candles, incense, smoking and/or drug paraphernalia of any kind
  • Flammable decorations such as Christmas lights etc.
  • Explosives, fireworks, weapons of any kind, smoke laden materials, and/or instruments
  • Furniture, extra refrigerator or microwave.
  • Hover boards, self-propelled scooters


Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced new guidelines allowing out-of-state travelers to New York to “test out” of the mandatory 14-day quarantine. Travelers must continue to fill out the Traveler Health Form. The new protocol is effective Wednesday, November 4th, 2020.

Please review the travel advisory here:

Residents arriving to New York from outside the U.S. must follow current international guidelines:

It is important that everyone adhere to these policies for your own well-being and for the well-being of those around us--other residents and staff. Failure to comply with the expectations below may result in disciplinary measures—including immediate removal from EHS housing without refund.

For our full quarantine procedures, Click Here.

Room Assignments

Although rooms are pre-assigned, we are unable to give you your room number until you arrive. If you have a specific roommate request (and suitemate requests), please make sure we know several weeks in advance of your check-in date. We do our best to accommodate all requests when possible.

Room Occupancy

selecting to live in a double/triple occupancy room, you are agreeing to live in a ‘Family Unit’ approach to room occupancy. This approach identifies all students who live in one shared unit as a Family Unit, meaning that within their shared space they do not need to follow social distancing guidelines (no face coverings, no need to maintain six feet of distance in the room).

It is understood that students in this arrangement share exposure and are therefore responsible to one another to protect the integrity of their shared space by ensuring that social distancing and other protective measures are followed whenever they are outside the room. This also means that if one student in the room is identified as being in need of quarantine, all members of the room will be quarantined, together.

Other Important Information

As a resident of the New Yorker Residence, you must adhere to our policies and procedures which are outlined in the Code of Conduct and in our Health and Safety Agreement.

Check-In Day

Check-In Process

We are preparing for a contactless check-in. Due to social distancing guidelines, we are requiring that all residents schedule a check-in appointment date and time. This is to ensure the safety of residents and staff.

Please email us at [email protected] with your desired check in date and time. Once we have verified that your requested date and time are available, we will email you to confirm your check-in appointment.

If You Are Arriving by Public Transportation Including Taxi:

Upon your arrival to the residence, enter the New Yorker Hotel front entrance. You must wear a face mask. Go straight back toward security and they will direct you to the EHS office on the 15th floor (Room 1545).

If You Are Arriving Via Car:

We ask that you pull your car to the Service Entrance on 35th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues) and to the left-hand side to unload. We recommend that someone stay with the car until all of your belongings have been unloaded. While they are unloading, you should enter the service entrance and tell security you are here to check-in. They will direct you to the 15th Floor (room 1545) where you will be greeted by a staff member. You must wear a face mask.

Afterwards, you can move your car to a nearby parking garage or parking space. To help with your move, you may borrow a moving cart to bring your items up to your room. Moving carts are available on a first come, first serve basis.

Building Address:

481 Eighth Avenue

New York, NY 10001

How to Get Here

We have created the below directions to help you get to your new home.
Ground Transportation Information is available in the baggage claim/arrival areas of all terminals unless indicated as "Private Car/Limousine/Van Service" or "Taxi". Taxi Dispatch Stands are conveniently located outside on the arrivals level of every terminal. A uniformed Taxi Dispatcher will place you in the first available yellow, medallion taxicab. The Taxi Dispatcher will give you a ticket indicating the date, terminal and taxicab medallion number. Please keep this ticket for referrals regarding lost property, complaints and compliments.
Taxis into the city take anywhere from 30-60 minutes. They cost $52 "Flat Fare" plus bridge tolls and tip to Manhattan (price might change without notice - Taxis are regulated by the NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission).
Taxis from LaGuardia cost approximately $30 - $40. (Price might change without notice - Taxis are regulated by the NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission).
Newark Airport: The AirTrain offers connecting service to NJ Transit and Amtrak trains which will bring you into Manhattan. Surprisingly, this can actually be much quicker than taking a cab or bus, and it is much more affordable. $12.50 one way will bring you from Newark Airport to Penn Station. AirTrain connects the NJ Transit "Newark Airport Station" to the airport terminals. Please check NJ Transit train schedule for times.
John F Kennedy Airport: The AirTrain offers connecting service to the MTA Subway which will bring you into Brooklyn and Manhattan.
Take the AirTrain to connect effortlessly with NYC subways or the Long Island Rail Road to your destination. Please check the MTA and AirTrain schedules for times.


To view our local area maps, Click Here:


Parking Garages

These Parking Garages are merely suggestions for your convenience and EHS does not assume responsibility for any vehicle or contents left inside the vehicle that is parked in any NYC parking establishment. Further, EHS does not assume responsibility for any damages or parking tickets given to vehicles that are parked, abandoned, immobilized by booting, or towed on NYC Streets.

325 West 34th Street, New York, NY 
(212) 279-7310
355 WEST 34TH ST, New York, NY 
(212) 868-5893
1 Penn Plaza, New York, NY 
(212) 563-1131
360 9th Avenue, New York, NY 
(212) 502-5075

Getting Settled


Once you move-in your belongings into your new room please breakdown and discard boxes inside the trash areas located in the “B Stairwell” behind the elevators on every floor. Garbage bags should be discarded in the trash chute located in “Stairwell A”. We highly appreciate you return the moving carts back to the Student Life Office for other residents to use.

While in your room, please check that the WIFI, TV and Air Conditioning, etc. are working and note any issues you might have. While we do not foresee any problems with your room, we might have missed something, and it is important for you to report it upon your move in.

Getting Acquainted

Unfortunately, we are unable to have Welcome Events. However, we will utilize some social media platforms for you to meet one another.

Need to get in touch?

Tell us a little about yourself, and we’ll connect you with a member of our team who can help. Don’t forget to check our FAQ page for quick answers to our most popular questions.

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