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Senior House

Posted on February 20, 2014 | by Jaewon Kang

Felipe De La Hoz/WSN

Estimated cost: $12,200-$14,900
Low-cost rooms available: No
Commute to campus: 10 minutes
Nearby subways: F, M, 1, 2, 3
Shuttle: Yes

Senior year is not just about job hunting and enjoying the final days of college. It is also about taking advantage of benefits you will not have after May. If you want the perks of on-campus housing without feeling like you are in a dorm, look to the Senior House.

Nestled on the border of the West Village and Greenwich Village at West 13th Street, this residence hall is just minutes away from the Meatpacking District and the artsy Chelsea neighborhood, while also being a close walk to campus. Subway stations and essential shops such as Murray’s Bagels, 16 Handles and Urban Outfitters are within a few blocks.

Room sizes vary, but closets are tiny. Also, get ready to say an early goodbye to Campus Cash — the laundry machines only take quarters. Most importantly though, be aware that there are two towers in the Senior House. If you end up in the North Tower, you will have to go through a labyrinth of a tunnel every time you leave the building. The A rooms in the South Tower are also known for their bigger size because they have an entire extra room.

The Senior House may be the perfect option as your last stop at NYU. It feels collegiate, yet also grown-up. You can embrace the independence and the community at the same time.

“There’s a small number of residents, so all the staff get to know you on a personal level and they’re so friendly,” Gallatin senior Britt Simpson said. “You really feel independent and are given more responsibility and freedom.”

Jaewon Kang


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Felipe De La Hoz

Multimedia Editor | Felipe De La Hoz is a Colombian national studying journalism at the College of Arts and Sciences. Having been born in Colombia and raised in the United States, Mexico and Brazil, Felipe is a trilingual travel aficionado and enjoys working in varied and difficult environments. Apart from his photography, Felipe enjoys investigative reporting and interviews, interviewing the likes of Colombian ex-M-19 guerrilla fighters and controversial politician Jimmy McMillan. He has covered everything from governmental conferences to full-blown riots, as well as portraiture shoots and dining photography. Having worked under Brazilian photojournalists for Reuters and AFP, Felipe hopes to one day work on demanding journalistic projects and contribute to the global news cycle.

Ann Schmidt

News Editor | Ann is a liberal studies sophomore who lived in Florence during her freshman year. She plans on double-majoring in journalism and political science and is always busy. She is constantly making lists and she loves to laugh.


Daniel Yeom

Daniel started at the Features desk of WSN last Spring, writing restaurant reviews whilst indulging on free food and consequently getting fat. Last Fall, he was the dining editor, and he this semester he is senior editor. Daniel is in Gallatin (living the dream) studying Food & Travel Narratives, incorporating aspects of Food Studies, Journalism, and Media, Culture, and Communication. He loves food more than life itself.

Hannah Luu

Deputy Multimedia Editor | Hannah Luu is a ridiculously great Deputy Multimedia Editor. She is a sophomore from Northern California. If you think Northern California means San Francisco you might need to closely examine a map. She is passionate about NPR and being half Asian.

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