Estimated yearly cost: $10,454 – $20,902
Low-cost rooms available: Yes
Commute to class: 10 minutes
Nearby subways: B, D, F, M, 6
Second Street is a small upperclassmen residence hall located in the East village on 2nd Street and Bowery. Only housing around 300 residents, the dorm’s student population is relatively small. In terms of facilities, there is a large communal lounge, several music practice rooms, a computer lab and a game room equipped with a pool table and TV. Each Second street room includes a decently sized bathroom and a kitchenette with a stove, oven, and mini fridge.
Since Second Street is situated near Chinatown, Little Italy and Soho, the available food options are plentiful and diverse. Though it’s far from most dining halls, it is only a short walk away from a Whole Foods, 7-eleven and Think Coffee. Walking to class is also convenient, especially in the cold winter months, since Second Street is only a 10-minute walk away from Washington Square Park.
Try to avoid shared studios if you a spacious room is your priority. These studios are the typical size of what would be a single in another dorm, but are expected to house two or three students. There is just enough room for two beds and the closet is very small. Some rooms are eccentrically shaped and difficult to arrange furniture in.
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