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Veronica Liow

Carlyle Court

Address: 25 Union Square W., New York, NY 10003

Cost per semester: $6,622-$9,386

Low cost: Available

Rooms available: Singles, Doubles

Nearby subways: L, N, Q, R, 4, 5, 6

NYU Shuttles: None

Closest dining hall: Palladium

Walk to campus: 10-15 minutes to Washington Square Park

Exploration floors: Food for Thought, Serve the City

Amenities: Study lounges, practice rooms


Carlyle Court Residence Hall is an apartment-style dorm housing upperclassmen. There are two different types of suites: the one-bedroom suite puts residents in an open studio while the two-bedroom suite splits residents between an open space and closed space. Home to 740 residents primarily consisting of sophomores, Carlyle Court has many amenities: a study lounge, an entertainment lounge, a practice room with full length mirrors, a ballet bar and multiple pianos and an outdoor courtyard.

Located on Union Square, Carlyle Court has a convenient location for students, especially those without a meal plan. Around the park alone are numerous places to try such as Panera Bread and Blue Water Grill. Several grocery stores, including Whole Foods Market and Trader Joe’s, are within a five to 10 minute walking radius of the residence hall.

CAS junior Jason Chen said that while he enjoys the proximity of Union Square, he is not so fond of the structure of the two-bedroom suite.

“I wish there was a wall between the open bedroom and the kitchen,” Chen said.

Carlyle Court’s location also puts it at the center of activity. The infamous Union Square Greenmarket is home to fresh produce and products from local farmers. The many stores surrounding the area, including Zara, Nike Running Flatiron and Forever 21, make it a shopping hub, much like a hidden SoHo. Only 10 minutes away, The Stand Comedy Club and Restaurant guarantees an entertaining night of laughter. Carlyle Court is an opportunity to live close to a central point of New York’s activity

“Carlyle is a tight-knit community,” CAS junior and Resident Assistant Daniel Cueto said. “I really appreciate Carlyle’s convenient location and proximity to campus, Union Square and museums and cafes.”