Echo Chen

Gramercy Green

Address: 310 Third Ave., New York, NY 10010

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

Low cost: Available

Rooms available: Singles, Doubles, Triples

Nearby subways: N, R, 6

NYU Shuttles: Route E, Route F

Closest dining hall: None

Walk to campus: 25 minutes to Washington Square Park

Exploration floors: Spirituality in NYCm Take-Offs and Landings

Amenities: Gym, computer lounge, study lounges


Everyone talks about Gramercy Green Residence Hall like it’s a palace, and it kind of is. The apartments house nearly 1,000 students and are relatively spacious — equipped with faux marble countertops, ginormous windows and a dishwasher, which you will learn to treasure.

Tisch sophomore Atea Stefani said it was the style of the rooms that made her choose Gramercy.

“I really like all the new appliances, the bathroom is very nice and my room is more than big enough for me and my roommate,” Stefani said. 

This building is not short on amenities either for its largely sophomore population. With a gym, an NYU Bike Share room and a fairly hefty mile-long trek to class, staying in shape won’t be a challenge, but you’ll likely learn to loathe the never-ending expanse of Third Avenue.

“The biggest drawback to living in Gram is that it really is pretty far from campus, so it can be frustrating sometimes,” Stefani affirmed.

However, the 23rd Street subway station is only minutes away, and the NYU bus is usually pretty reliable. Also, being a little out of the way isn’t too bad when you look around and find yourself surrounded by iconic landmarks like the Flatiron Building, the MetLife Clock Tower and the Empire State Building.