Housing

The Office of Student Affairs at the Law School compiles listings of available housing and assists students looking for roommates. Contact Student Affairs by email at studentaffairsoffice@mail.law.cuny.edu or call (718) 340-4207 for the latest information.

 

Neighborhoods near Long Island City

  • Astoria
  • Sunnyside
  • Woodside
  • Elmhurst
  • Jackson Heights
  • Rego Park
  • Corona
 
  • Greenpoint
  • Williamsburg
  • Flushing
  • Forest Hills
  • Kew Gardens
  • Middle Village
  • Hunter's Point
 

Newspapers

New York City's daily and weekly newspapers regularly list apartment rentals in their classified or real estate sections. (Wednesday and Sunday issues contain the most listings.) Students seeking apartments in Queens will find Newsday, The Queens Tribune and The Flushing Times to be particularly useful. In addition, The New York Times, Daily News and Village Voice list apartments in all five boroughs and the outlying suburbs.

 

Dormitory and Hostel Services

Although CUNY School of Law does not have dormitories, law students may apply to live at the residences at one of the other CUNY schools listed below:

 

Brandon Residence for Women

The Brandon Residence for Women offers affordable housing in one of New York City's Upper West Side. They are an alternative to long term apartments for women who need a temporary place to stay, are just visiting, or are attending school. Residents are students, artists, teachers and businesswomen. Residents enjoy a safe and comfortable environment with private rooms and a host of amenities. It is a traditional dormitory style facility with private furnished rooms with two bathrooms per floor. Rent includes all utilities, linens and two meals per day. Laundry and kitchen facilities are available to residents as well as a communal space on the first floor to entertain guests. Brandon residence organizes several social events and provides 24 hour front-desk services. To find our more information visit their website.

 

Educational Housing Service (EHS)

Educational Housing Service (EHS) is a nonprofit dormitory service open to local, out-of-state and international students. EHS operates several safe and affordable dormitories in the historic landmark district of Brooklyn Heights and in Manhattan. Single units and shares are available on a semester-by-semester basis. For rates and more information, contact EHS Student Housing Hotline at 1-800-297-4694 or visit their website.

 

Manhattan's Hostelling International-NY

Another transitional option is Manhattan's Hostelling International-NY (formerly American Youth Hostel): Located in a landmark Victorian Gothic-style building at 891 Amsterdam Avenue, close to Central Park and Columbia University. The Hostel provides temporary housing. For more information, call (212) 932-2300, email reserve@HInewyork.org, or go to their website.

Visitors to the New York City area can log onto FODORS for airport, hotel and dining information.

 

Real Estate Brokers

Students are advised that real estate brokers usually charge a finder's fee. To avoid a fee, try to deal directly with landlords or apartment owners. However, if you are using a broker, fees are generally no more than the equivalent of one month's rent. Real estate brokers can be found in the classified or real estate sections of New York newspapers.

View the NYC Rent Guidelines Board

 

Legal Resources

For questions about your legal rights as a tenant, or if you think you may have been discriminated against you can visit www.lawhelp.org/ny/ or call the New York City Commission on Human Rights Hotline
at (212) 306-7500.

 

Location of and directions to CUNY School of Law

Roommate Information Form

If you are looking for housing and would like to be placed on a list of eligible roommates please fill out this form and submit to the Student Affairs office room 5-110G.
Download Form <pdf>

 

Landlord Information Form

If you are currently renting an apartment and are looking for a roommate(s) please fill out this form and submit to the Student Affairs office room 5-110G.
Download Form <pdf>

 

Online Housing Resources