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Alternative Housing Options

The following is a list of a few off-campus housing that we have compiled for students who are interested in alternative housing. Some facilities are in no way associated with Hunter College, CUNY, or the Office of Residence Life. Please feel free to contact these facilities via phone or email, and make sure to visit these locations prior to signing any form of contract. The following list is in no way rated or prioritized.

CUNY Housing:

Residence Hall at Brooklyn College
1 Kenilworth Place (Brooklyn)
(718) 252-5000
info@1kenilworth.com
http://www.1kenilworth.com/
$10000+ for the academic year including Wi-Fi and utilities.  Located near the 2 and 5 trains.

The Summit at Queens College
64-80 Kissena Blvd (Flushing)
(718) 997-4881
housing@qc.cuny.edu
http://queenscollegehousing.com/
$11670+ for the academic year including air conditioning and Wi-Fi.  Located near the Q17, Q20A/B, Q25-34, Q44, Q64, Q88, and QM4 buses.

The Towers at the City University of New York
401 W. 130th Street (Manhattan)
917.507.0070
towers@ccny.cuny.edu
www.ccnytowers.com
$11000+ for the academic year including air conditioning and Wi-Fi. Located near the A, B, C, D, 1, 2, and 3 trains.

Outside of CUNY Options:

Broadway Studios Hotel and Hostel
230 West. 101st St. (Manhattan)
(212) 865-7711
http://www.broadwayhotelnyc.com/
$55+/night, up to 30 nights including linens.  Located near the 1, A, B, and C trains.

Educational Housing Services
Multiple Locations: Midtown West, Upper East Side, and Brooklyn Heights (Manhattan and  Brooklyn)
(800) 297-4694
www.studenthousing.org
$13,000+ for the academic year.  Prices vary by location and room type.  Summer housing is available at additional locations.  Amenities range from Wi-Fi and air conditioning to fitness centers.  See their website for more information.  The Upper East Side location is located near the 6 train, three stops from Hunter College.

HI New York City Hostel
891 Amsterdam Ave. (Manhattan)
(212) 932-2300
https://www.hiusa.org/hostels/new-york/new-york/new-york-city
$52+/night up to 20 nights including free Wi-Fi and linens.  Must be 18 years or older.  Located near the 1 train.

International Student Center
38 W. 88th St. (Manhattan)
(212) 787-7706
www.nystudentcenter.org
$40-50/night, up to 2 weeks. Must be between 18-35 years old.  Located near the A, B, C, 1, and 2 trains.

NYC Intern through King’s College
Multiple Locations: Financial District and Brooklyn Heights (Manhattan and Brooklyn)
(212) 659-7286
nycintern@tkc.edu
www.nycintern.org
Rates are per term and include Wi-Fi and utilities.  See website for more information.  Must be 18 years or older.  All locations are near the subway.

Student Housing Works
Multiple Locations: Union Square, The Upper West Side, The Upper East Side, Central Park West, Chelsea, West Village, United Nations, Flushing, Williamsburg (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens)
908-977-6253
info@studenthousingworks.com
studenthousingworks.com
Prices are monthly, vary by location and include utilities and Wi-Fi.  See their website for more information.  The 77th Street Apartments (Upper East Side) location is closest to Hunter College.

Y.M.C.A. (Flushing, Queens)
138-46 Northern Blvd. (Queens)
(718) 961-6880
flushinguestrooms@ymcanyc.org
http://www.ymcanyc.org/association/guest-rooms/flushingrooms
$64+/night, up to 30 nights, includes air conditioning and Wi-Fi.  Located near the 7 train and the LIRR.

Y.M.C.A. (Greenpoint)
99 Meserole Ave (Brooklyn)
(212) 912-2260
http://www.ymcanyc.org/association/guest-rooms/greenpointrooms
$86-101/night; 2 week maximum stay includes Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, and breakfast.  Located near the L and G trains.

Y.M.C.A. (Harlem)
180 W. 135th St. (Manhattan)
(212) 912-2100
harlemguestrooms@ymcanyc.org
http://www.harlemymca.com/
From $66/night, up to 25 nights, includes air conditioning and Wi-Fi.  Located near the B, C, 2, and 3 trains.

Y.M.C.A. (Vanderbilt)
224 E. 47th St. (Manhattan)
(212) 912-2500
http://www.ymcanyc.org/association/guest-rooms/vanderbiltrooms
$118/night, up to 25 nights, includes air conditioning and Wi-Fi.  Located near the 4, 5, 6, 7, and shuttle to Times Square trains.

 

Y.M.C.A. (Westside)
5 W. 63rd. St. (Manhattan)
(212) 912-2625
wsyguestrooms@ymcanyc.org
http://www.ymcanyc.org/association/guest-rooms/westsiderooms
$118/night, up to 25 nights.  Must be at least 18 years old.  Located near the 1,2,3,A,C,D,E, N & R trains and the M66 crosstown bus to Hunter College.

Urban Compass is a technology-driven real estate brokerage that takes a modern approach to real estate, offering technology that empowers agents and clients to collaborate on a home search that is simple, intelligent and enjoyable. Urban Compass is not affiliated with Hunter College, CUNY or the Office of Residence Life. If interested, students can click on Urban Compass which will link you to their website for further information.

Female Only Residences

El Carmelo Residence
249 W. 14th St. (Manhattan)
(212) 242-8224
http://hermanascarmelitas.org/?page_id=182
1-7 days at $80/day, 1-12 weeks at $300/week, 13+ weeks at $170/week.  Breakfast and dinner are included.  Must be between 18-30 years old.  Located near the A, C, E, L, F and M trains.

John & Mary Markle Memorial Residence
123 W. 13th St. (Manhattan)
(212) 242-2400
markle.residence@use.salvationarmy.org
http://gny.salvationarmy.org/MarkleResidence/
$1,250-$1,880/month including Wi-Fi and two meals per day. Must be between 18-55 years old.  Located near the 1, 2, 3, L, and PATH trains.

Sacred Heart Residence
432 W. 20th St. (Manhattan)
sacredheartresidence@hotmail.com
http://www.sacredheartresidence.com/
Email for rates; stays longer than 1 month are welcome.  Room includes breakfast and dinner on weekdays.  Must be between 18-30 years old. Located near the A, C, and E trains.

St. Agnes Residence
237 W. 74th St. (Manhattan)
(212) 874-1361
http://www.saintagnesresidence.com/default.html
$775+ per month including electricity and Wi-Fi; 4 year maximum stay.  Must be between 18-50 years old.  Located near the 1, 2, and 3 trains.

St. Mary Residence
255 E. 72nd St. (Manhattan)
(212) 249-6850
stmarysres72@aol.com
http://stmarysresidence.blogspot.com/
Current rates for two to eleven weeks are $275/week, 12+ weeks are $245/week.  Must be between 18-40 years old.  Located blocks from campus, near the 6 train.

Webster Apartments
419 W. 34th St. (Manhattan)
(212) 967-9000
info@websterapartments.org
http://www.websterapartments.org/
Current rate of $360 per week includes two meals per day and mail service. 4-week minimum stay, 5-year maximum stay. Proof of enrollment and personal interview required. Must be 18 years of age or older.  Located near the A, C, E, and 7 trains. 

Male Only Residences

Kolpinghaus
165 E. 88th St. (Manhattan)
(212) 369-6647
residence@kolpingny.org
http://www.kolpingny.org/hostel.cfm
$240/week or $70/day, including one meal per weekday.  Must be between the ages of 21-35.  Located near the 6 train, 2 stops from Hunter College.

 

Graduate Student Housing:

International House
500 Riverside Drive (Manhattan)
(212) 316-8434
www.ihouse-nyc.org
$1010+/month, open only to graduate students, interns, and visiting scholars.  Located near the 1 train.

Apartment Hunting Information:

Brick Underground
http://www.brickunderground.com/
Offers Buzzfeed-style articles with tips for everything from finding a roommate to what a guarantor is.

FIT’s Apartment Hunting FAQ
https://www.fitnyc.edu/residential-life/off-campus-housing/faq/
Frequently asked questions about renting your first apartment.

Insurent
http://www.insurent.com/
Fee-based guarantor (co-signer) agency.

 

The Guarantors
https://theguarantors.com/
Fee-based guarantor (co-signer) agency.

Online Apartment Listing Services

Adobo
www.abodo.com/new-york-ny/search
Offers rental listings in all five boroughs of NYC and its surrounding areas.

Apartment Guide
http://www.apartmentguide.com/
Offers rental listings in all five boroughs of NYC and its surrounding areas.

Apartment List
www.apartmentlist.com
Offers rental listings in all five boroughs of NYC and its surrounding areas.

Brookhill Properties
brookhillproperties.com
Offers rentals in the East Village and Chelsea (Manhattan).

Campus Cribz
www.campuscribz.com
Offers rental listings in all five boroughs of NYC and its surrounding areas.

City Spade
www.cityspade.com
Offers rental listings in all five boroughs of NYC and its surrounding areas.

Compass
www.compass.com/nyc/
Offers rental listings in Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn.

Ditch the Space
www.ditchthespace.com
Offers rental listings in New York City.

Flip
flip.lease
Offers sublet listings in New York City.

Go No Fee
http://gonofee.com
Offers apartment listings in Manhattan.

Gypsy Housing New York City (Facebook Page)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/NYC.BK.Apartments/
Offers rental/sublet listings in New York City.

Hut Hunt
http://www.huthunt.com/
iPhone app with NYC apartment listings and roommate searches.

Inside Digs
http://insidedigs.com/
Android and iPhone app with listings of roommates, sublets, and apartments in NYC.

Lease Break
http://www.leasebreak.com/
Offers sublet listings in the five boroughs of New York City.

Lovely
www.livelovely.com
Offers rental listings in all five boroughs of NYC and its surrounding areas.

Movement
http://www.movementapartments.com/
Offers rental listings in all five boroughs of NYC and its surrounding areas.

My Apartment Map
http://www.myapartmentmap.com
Offers rental listings in all five boroughs of NYC and its surrounding areas.

My Grad Pad
http://www.mygradpad.com/
Offers apartment hunting services in New York City typically involving a one day apartment tour.

My Space NYC
http://myspacenyc.com/
Offers apartment listings in Brooklyn.

Naked Apartments
http://www.nakedapartments.com/
Offers rental listings in all five boroughs of NYC and its surrounding areas.

No Fee Rentals
http://www.nofeerentals.com/
Offers short and long term rental listings in all five boroughs of NYC.

NY Bits
http://www.nybits.com/
Offers rental listings in all five boroughs of NYC and its surrounding areas.

Oliver
getoliver.com
Android and iPhone app with apartment listings in New York City.

PadMapper
www.padmapper.com
Offers rental listings in all five boroughs of NYC and its surrounding areas.

Rent
http://www.rent.com/
Offers rental listings in all five boroughs of NYC and its surrounding areas.

Rent Hackr
http://renthackr.com/
Offers rental listings in New York City by connecting with Facebook.

Rent Hopper
https://www.renthop.com/
Offers rental listings in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Queens.

Room Matchers
http://roommatchers.com/
Offers sublets and apartment rental listings in the NYC area.

Skylight
www.skylightapp.com
Offers sublet and rental listings in all five boroughs of New York City.

Street Easy
http://streeteasy.com/
Offers rentals in the five boroughs of New York City.

Student
https://www.student.com/
Offers student housing listings in New York City.

Trulia
http://www.trulia.com/
Offers apartment listings in the five boroughs of New York City.

Urban Edge
http://www.urbanedgeny.com/
Offers rental listings in all five boroughs of NYC and its surrounding areas.

Urban Living
http://www.urbanliving.net/
Offers rental listings in Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens.

Zumper
www.zumper.com
Offers rental listings in all five boroughs of NYC and its surrounding areas.

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