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Gramercy Green

Posted on February 20, 2014 | by Emma Scoble

Brandon Knopp for WSN

Estimated cost: $14,900-$17,300
Low-cost rooms available: No
Commute to campus: 20 minutes
Nearby subways: N, R, 6
Shuttle: Yes

Arguably the most sought-after residence hall, Gramercy Green residence hall is six blocks north of Union Square and a 20-minute walk from campus. The dorm is accessible via NYU shuttle or the 6, N and R trains.

If you’re willing to go the distance, Gramercy boasts an impressive computer lab, 24-hour gym, 13 laundry rooms, three small lounges, a study center with soundproof rooms and an additional, larger lounge and a game room which both have leather furniture and sizable flat screens.

All of the dorm rooms in Gramercy are either shared studios or suites with attached doubles or singles. The rooms are spacious, with large bathrooms and elegant kitchens complete with marble countertops and stainless steel appliances. Gramercy is also home to four explorations floors that focus on theater, comedy, spirituality through community service and the transition to and from study abroad. There is not an overwhelming sense of community at Gramercy, but these floor programs facilitate group outings and discounted New York City events. Gramercy also boasts being the only dorm with residing Muslim and Jewish chaplains.

The surrounding neighborhood has an abundance of convenience stores, grocery stores, bars and restaurants. Notably, Gramercy is a five-minute walk from the Madison Square Shake Shack, though students looking for a quick bite less than a block away opt for Pick-A-Bagel or Starbucks. Students agree that Gramercy’s worst feature is its price and lack of low-cost options.

However, above all, residents praise the convenience of Gramercy’s amenities, which are modern, sleek and never crowded.

Emma Scoble


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