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:

  • Closet space is limited so you do not want to bring your entire wardrobe, but you should plan ahead for the upcoming season. New York has four seasons; it is cool in the fall and can get quite cold in the winter. If you are going home for the Thanksgiving holidays or somewhere around then, you can probably wait until that time to bring a heavy winter coat. However, you should pack a rain coat and rain boots for all year.
  • 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.
  • Although you may want to bring a car full of food, there are grocery stores right around the corner. You should bring items with you that do not expire right away. You will have a small size refrigerator with a mini freezer and a microwave in your room.
  • 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.
  • While there is a Television with a great cable package in your room, you might want to bring a DVD player and DVDs.
  • Do not bring in items that are dirty or have been discarded (such as furniture left on the street). Such dirty or dilapidated items may have pests such as bedbugs and will not be allowed in the residence even if it meets guidelines.
  • We recommend that you pack in luggage with wheels for a smooth move in/out.

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 alochol-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 not provided by EHS.
  • Hover boards, self-propelled scooters

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.

Hotel Suggestions

Keep in mind that overnight guests are not permitted during your first week at the residence. This allows new residents to socialize with their roommates as well as become better acquainted with the residence hall community.

Regardless of length of stay, the guest is expected to abide by all college, building and EHS policies, procedures, regulations and standards. The host must remain with the guest at all times and is responsible for their actions. For full policies and procedures of your residence, please read our Code of Conduct.

Here is a list of hotels that are near our residences. Some of the hotels give a special discount to our EHS community (friends and family). 

WYNDHAM NEW YORKER HOTEL

  • Address: 481 8th Ave, New York, NY 10001

  • Telephone: 1-800-764-4680

  • Website: www.wyndham.com

  • Discount: Special pricing to friends and family of EHS. Please use Code: XXXLOC60 (Call M-F from 8am to 5pm)

UPPER YORKVILLE SUITES
Near the 1760 Third Avenue Residence

  • Address: 1876 3rd Avenue New York, NY 10029 (Between 103 & 104 street)

  • Telephone: 646-330-5472

  • Website: www.upperyorkvillesuites.com

  • Discount: 10% off Reg. single or double

  • Use the code: ehs-upperyorkvillesuites for online discount book.

NU HOTEL
Near the St. George Towers

  • Address: 85 Smith Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

  • Telephone: 718.852.8585 or 347.227.4854

  • Website: www.nuhotelbrooklyn.com

  • Discount: A special room rate discount is given to parents of residents and staff (15% off BAR). Click Here for discount or call us stating that you are with Educational Housing Services.

NEW YORK MARRIOTT AT THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE
Near the St. George Towers

  • Address: 333 Adams Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

  • Telephone: 718-246-7000

  • Website: www.marriott.com

HAMPTON INN BROOKLYN DOWNTOWN
Near the St. George Residence

  • Address: 125 Flatbush Ave. Extension, Bklyn, NY 11201

  • Telephone: (718) 875-8800

  • Website: www.hamptoninn.com

DOUBLETREE BY HILTON HOTEL METROPOLITAN
Near the Marymount Residence

  • Address: 569 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10022

  • Telephone: (212) 752-7000

  • Website: www.doubletree.com

COURTYARD NEW YORK MANHATTANNear the Marymount Residence

  • Address: 866 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10022

  • Telephone: (212) 644-1300

  • Website: www.marriott.com

HAMPTON INN MANHATTAN-SEAPORT
Near the John Street Residence

  • Address: 320 Pearl St, New York, NY 10038

  • Telephone: (212) 571-4400

  • Website: www.hamptoninn.com

HOTEL PENNSYLVANIA
Near the New Yorker Residence

  • Address: 401 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10001
  • Telephone: (212) 736-5000

  • Website: www.hotelpenn.com

COURTYARD NEW YORK MANHATTAN
Near the 1760 Third Avenue Residence

  • Address: 410 E 92nd St, New York, NY 10128

  • Telephone: (212) 410-6777

  • Website: www.marriott.com

Other Important Information

Due to limited space, we cannot accept mail or packages for residents prior to their arrival. We ask that residents do not have overnight guests during their first week at the residence. This allows new residents to socialize with their room/suitemates as well as become better acquainted with the residence hall community. As a resident of the Cooper Square Residence, you must adhere to our policies and procedures which are outlined in the Code of Conduct.

Check-In Day

Check-In Process

Prior to your arrival, you will receive information from us about your check-in date and times. Upon your arrival to the residence, please direct yourself to the Student Life Office located on the 15th floor (1545) (full address below) with a valid photo ID (state, school ID or passport) to start your check-in process. There you will be greeted by a staff member who will check you in and provide you with your key/ID card as well as other important information.

If you have someone helping you move in, please have them stay with your belongings while you check-in. If you are driving, make a left onto 35th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues) and pull up to the Service Entrance on the left hand side to unload.  We recommend that someone stay with the car until all of your belongings have been unloaded. 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.

Our official check-in time is between 10:00am-3:00pm. This timing allows us to assist new residents as best as possible, as well as make sure everyone has enough time to prepare for orientation later that night.  While we hope you are able to check-in during these times, we understand that is not always possible. Therefore, anyone arriving after 3pm should go directly to our Student Life Office where we will give you your key and a brief overview of the residence.

Building Address

481 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10001
15th Floor-Student Life Office

How to Get Here

We have created the below directions to help you get to your new home.
 
TAXI
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).
 
OTHER
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.
 

GETTING TO THE NEW YORKER RESIDENCE WITH PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

CLICK BELOW TO VIEW OUR LOCAL AREA AND PARKING MAPS

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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

Unpacking

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 your TV, internet, phone line, AC, etc. are working and note any issues you might see on the Room Condition Report. 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

During the first week of your arrival, there will be several opportunities to meet your neighbors and the New Yorker Residence staff. In addition, you will learn a lot about the building, the neighborhood and all of the exciting events that will be offered during your stay. We do not allow overnight guests during the first week; this is to allow roommates to get to know each other.

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.

Personal Information

Would you prefer to speak over the phone? Give us a call at 1-800-297-4694.

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