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Living in New York City is an exciting and exceptional educational experience. Finding housing within the city will require patience, research, and determination. New York City is composed of five boroughs – Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island. Most affordable housing can be found in boroughs outside Manhattan as well as New Jersey. The Academy is located in Tribeca, a neighborhood located in lower west Manhattan.

Keep in mind safety and travel time

Below is a list of some neighborhoods outside Manhattan with a 45 minute (or less) commute to the Academy:
  • BROOKLYN*: Park Slope, Bay Ridge, Brooklyn Heights, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Greenpoint, and Williamsburg
  • QUEENS*: Astoria, Flushing, Forest Hills, Long Island City, Rego Park, and Woodside
  • NEW JERSEY*: Hoboken and Jersey City

Below are useful links to NYC maps:

Online Housing Research*:

NYC and Other Housing Residences*:
Public transportation:

Rent/lease furniture*:

Real Estate Search Engines with apartment rental listings*:

Apartment Searching*:

The NYC Rent Guidelines Board explains the most common ways people find apartments throughout the city. The website also provides helpful information about estimated apartment prices, tenant rights, signing a lease, and broker information When leasing an apartment, you and/or your guarantor should have the following documents prepared (this list is not exhaustive and does not always apply):
  • Last 2-3 employment pay stubs
  • Last 2-3 years of tax returns
  • Last 2-3 bank statements
  • Copy of your state ID, passport and Social Security card
  • Letter from the Academy verifying your enrollment
       Other Search Considerations:
  • Timing - On average, apartments are available to view by prospective tenants thirty days prior to the expiration of the current tenant's lease. Except to become familiar with the market, there is no reason to start your search more than three to four weeks before your desired move-in date.Pets
  • Pets - If you plan on keeping a pet in your apartment, your housing options will be limited. The majority of Manhattan landlords do not allow dogs and if they do you may be limited to only one. There also may be restrictions on the weight (no more than 20 pounds) and the breed and temperament of the dog.
Tenant Rights and Resources for Housing in New York City:

*DISCLAIMER: Housing information is provided for current students and alumni solely as a courtesy. The New York Academy of Art (the Academy) does not endorse, inspect or assume responsibility for any properties, accommodations, websites or other housing options. The Academy expressly disclaims any and all responsibility for any problems that may arise within connection therewith. Individuals are strongly advised to investigate, visit and inspect any properties, accommodations, or other housing options before making final arrangements.