Three Off-Campus Housing Options

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Since many students chose not to sign up for campus housing, the search for apartments continues.  Hassling with landlords and realtors can be stressful, so consider these dorm-like off-campus housing options. The Webster Apartments:  Located at 34th Street and Ninth Avenue, these apartments are just steps away from the Vogue and the Herald Towers, both current housing facilities for King's.  The Webster Apartments provides housing exclusively for women.  They serve breakfast and dinner, and in case of homesickness, they will pack you a lunch for a small fee.   The Webster provides a maid service, Internet access (also for a small fee) and in-house laundry facilities.  There is a community-style bathroom with individual shower areas on each floor.  The Webster Apartments are near the blue A, C and E trains, and they rent for $1000 per month, which is slightly less than King’s housing.  They will also work with students on a week-by-week basis of $250, so Christmas break can be rent-free!

Taleah Lukesh, a Christian graduate of the University of Nebraska, lived in the Webster Apartments last summer.  She says of the facility, “the staff was very friendly, and I always felt safe.”  There’s a rooftop garden on the building, which Lukesh found to be “a great place to regroup and study.”

For more information about the Webster Apartments, click here.

The Markle Evangeline Residence for Women:  This facility is located on 13th Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenues.  It is near Union Square and the red, orange, yellow and green subway lines.  The Salvation Army runs this facility, but it is exclusive to female college students between the ages of 18 and 50.  They provide two meals a day and housekeeping once a week.  Their bathrooms are private, and Internet access is wireless and free of charge.  There is also 24-hour security.  The Markle has an in-house gym, a lounge with a piano and a rooftop patio.   Rates for this residence run between $1200 and $1700 per month, as there are many choices in the type of rooms.  There are both large and small, single and double occupancy options.  They will also rent on a weekly basis.

For more information about the Markle, click here.

The 92Y Residence:  This residence accommodates both women and men.  It is located above the 92nd Street Y on Lexington Avenue.  It is near an express stop on the green subway line.  There are community-style bathrooms on each floor, exclusive to gender.  There is a 24-hour security team downstairs at the Y.   Amenities include Internet access, laundry on every floor and weekly housekeeping.  Rates run between $1400 and $1800 depending on single or double occupancy.  An important thing to keep in mind is that Residents at the Y get total access to all the Y has to offer.  So they can enjoy the lap pool, saunas, and various exercise classes free of charge.  Residents also get discounted tickets and priority access to the lecture series.  Next semester promises to be great with the movie series “reel pieces” (past lecturers include Woody Allen, Helen Mirren, and James Franco) and a session with Andy Burowitz.

Marybeth Neubauer, a Christian undergraduate from Texas A&M University stayed at the 92Y Residence last summer.  “I met some really neat international students, and I was even blessed to hear the late Nora Ephron speak there," she said.

For more information about the 92Y Residence, click here.

CityKatie Hay