Other Housing Options
Please be aware that, unless otherwise noted, The Cooper Union does not have any relationship with the companies listed on this webpage. Individual companies are solely responsible for reporting information fairly and accurately. Inclusion on this page does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation.
Educational Housing Services
Educational Housing Services (EHS) is a not-for-profit organization that provides safe and affordable fully-furnished housing to students and interns coming to New York City throughout the year. EHS manages multiple properties throughout New York City and Brooklyn and is a great short term housing option that offers the opportunity to live in a community with your peers. Check out the website below for locations, rates and availability.
Many students have found that clean, safe, and affordable group residences help ease the transition into New York City life. Spending a semester or a year in such a residence can offer the out-of-town student time to meet compatible roommates and to become better acquainted with the city and its various neighborhoods.
These residences have become very desirable in this tight housing market, and most operate on a first-come, first served basis. Waiting lists can be the rule as early as June, so contact them early.
Group Residences for Men
- The Catholic Kopling Society House
165 East 88th Street
New York, NY 10028
Ernst Endrich, Director
Room rates for students and interns is $220.00 per week as of October 1, 2011 (regular room rate is $230.00). A $70 non-refundable registration fee is required to reserve a room, payable in U.S. currency; cash, traveler's checks or credit cards are acceptable (sorry, no bank transfers).
Group Residences for Women
- El Carmelo Residence
249 West 14th Street
New York, NY 10011
Call for rates.
- The Markle Memorial Residence
123 West 13th Street
New York, NY 10011
$1,500/month/person. Rates include 2 meals per day. Good security. All rooms have a private bath. Fax an application or come in and fill one out.
Educational Housing Services, Inc.
Student Housing Center
55 Clark Street
Brooklyn, New York 11201
- They provide Off Campus Housing for students. Properties are located in Brooklyn Heights, the Herald Square neighborhood, and Midtown Manhattan. All residences are fully furnished and feature 24-hour security, a lounge, communal kitchen, health club options, are conditioning, laundry facilities, computer centers and a communication package. Daily tours of each residence are available.
- The New York International AYH - Hostel
891 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10025
24 hour security, no curfew, furnished dorm rooms, weekly linen service, self service community kitchen, a cafe, and active courtyard in the back. Please call for updated information.
- The Long Island University Dormitory
190 Willoughby Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
R.L. Conolly Residence Hall a 30 minute subway ride from Cooper Union. Please call for detailed information.
- DeHirsch Residence of 92 Street YM&YWHA
1395 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10128
- The West Side YMCA
5 West 63rd Street
Rent is $102 per night. Maximum stay is 25 days.
New York City Affordable Student Housing
NY Student Housing, LLC, has recently opened their newest student housing residence, University Place, conveniently located in Kensington, minutes from Manhattan and Downtown Brooklyn and directly in front of an "F" Train station and the B-35 and B-67 bus stop. In fact many students commute daily to Manhattan and Downtown Brooklyn and are thrilled to come home to such a lovely residence.
Just some of the schools placing students at University Place are the English Language School (ELS), Cordoza Law School, St. Francis College, Brooklyn College and NYU.
The property, built in 2000, was designed to look like a fine hotel and affords students the opportunity to have exceptional housing at affordable prices. Students who live at University Place either register with a specific roommate or we make the match.
University Place has 64 rooms with space for 128 students! Rates include a fully-furnished, 400 sq. foot apartment (many with partitions), private bathroom with shower, kitchenette with microwave, air conditioning, sink and refrigerator and freezer, cable TV and internet in each room, 24/7 on-site security, Student Lounge with pool table and big screen TV. University Place is 100% handicapped accessible.
Again, University Place is ONLY for students, and sessions coincide with college semesters.
Please visit www.nystudenthousing.com if you are intersted.
New York Foundation for Senior Citizens Home Sharing Program
What is the Home Sharing Program?
New York Foundation for Senior Citizens' Home Sharing Program matches compatible persons in shared-living arrangements in dwellings rented or owned by one of the participants. The program seeks to match persons for whom sharing of living arrangements would enhance their financial and/or social well being, promote comanionship and relieve feelings of isolation. Potential clients are screened through applications, references and personal interviews. If approved, they are matched with a compatible sharemate. An interview between host and guest introduces them to the possibility of sharing living quarters.
For further information call (212) 962-7559 and ask for the Home Sharing Program Social Worker.
The following organizations give advice on issues involving tenants
- Chelsea Housing Group
- Asian Americans For Equality
- Neighborhood Housing Resources of NY
- Cooper Square Committee
61E 4th St. (between 2nd Avenue and Bowery)
- Chelsea Coalition on Housing
Covers 14St. to 30th St., 5th Ave to the Hudson River
326 W17St. (basement)
Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.
- GOLEs (Good Old Lower Eastside)
17 Avenue B & 169 Avenue B
Lower Eastside Tenants only
- Housing Committee of R.E.N.A.
Covers 135th St. to 165th St. from Riverside drive to St. Nicholas Avenue
544W 157th St. (Basement Entrance)
Thursdays at 8 p.m.
- Lower Manhattan Loft Tenants
St. Margaret's Home
Pearl & 49 Fulton Streets
Urban Compass is a technology company that provides a best-in-class customer experience for people seeking to rent an apartment in NYC.
Urban Compass offers the following:
- Lowest Broker Fee in NYC
- Agents Paid on Customer Satisfaction (not commission)
- Unparalleled Technology
For Cooper Union students, Urban Compass provides the added benefit of accessing these services through a concierge.