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Second Street

Posted on February 20, 2014 | by Helen Owolabi

File photo by David Lin/WSN

Estimated cost: $9,800-$19,600
Low-cost rooms available: Yes
Commute to campus: 10 minutes
Nearby subways: 6, B, D, F, M
Shuttle: Yes

Situated on the corner of Second Street and the Bowery, the Second Street residence hall is immersed in New York City’s trendy East Village.

Single, double and duplex-triple rooms make up the 12 floors of Second Street. Each room is air conditioned and has its own kitchenette and bathroom. Other amenities include a large entertainment lounge with a pool table, Ping-Pong table and television, a computer lab and study room open 24 hours a day, and a music practice room with a baby grand piano.  Entrepreneur Dormcubator, Second Street’s exploration floor, allows students to explore entrepreneurship ventures, working with mentors, alumni and fellow classmates.

There are dozens of nearby cafés and coffee shops, with popular spots like Think Coffee right across the street. The biggest drawback to Second Street is the small size and inconvenient layout of the rooms. These negatives, however, can easily be forgotten after a run-in with one of the many celebrities often spotted around Second Street.

Helen Owolabi

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