When a person thinks of living in New York City, they often think of young professionals, working on Wall Street, the nightlife in the city, and all of the tourist attractions. Not often do they think of college students trying to get an education.
Did you know, there are 14 colleges in just the Manhattan area, including Columbia University? Most of these campuses are in commercial areas where student housing isn’t either available or affordable. Finding apartments for rent in midtown new york, may not be easy, but it is possible.
Where is there affordable housing for college students?
The residential community of Murray Hill is affordable and well sought after by the local students. Monthly rents in Murray Hill are $500 to $1,000 less than the rest of Manhattan.
Where is Murray Hill located and where did it get its name?
Murray Hill is a neighborhood in midtown Manhattan with boundaries at East 34th Street to the south, East 40th Street to the north, Madison Avenue to the west, and Third Avenue to the east and faces east on the East River. Murray Hill got its name from the Murray family, an Irish/Quaker shipping and trading merchant family that dominated the area through much of the 18th century. The patriarch, Robert Murray arrived in the United States in 1732 and settled in New York in 1753. He became successful very quickly, owning more shipping tonnage then anyone else in New York. For several years, descendants of the Murray family fought to keep the area purely residential, limiting real estate building to only “brick and stone dwellings.” Today, a good portion of the original neighborhood still remains with its rich historical flavor. Some 60 buildings still exist from the 1890’s making Murray Hill one of the most historical residential areas in Manhattan.
How is the commute from Murray Hill?
Murray Hill is conveniently located in central Midtown. Need the train? Grand Central Station is an 8 minute walk. 33rd Street Subway Station is located at the intersection of Park Avenue and 33rd Street in Murray Hill and it is served by the 6 subway trains at all times. With the train and subway stations so close, Murray Hill is ideal for any student needing to get to class.
Which places of interest can you find in Murray Hill?
Although the Empire State Building, the United Nations Headquarters and Chrysler Building are in walking distant you may just want to stay and leisure in your own underestimated neighborhood of Murray Hill. Home to at least 19 diplomatic missions, Murray Hill is the United Nations of Manhattan cuisine with extremely diverse and tasty food choices for a fairly small neighborhood. A well known area in the East 20’s, affectionately nicknamed “Curry Hill” by residents, specializes in Indian restaurants, and farther west in the 30’s is “Koreatown”, popular for its authentic Korean noodle dishes and karaoke lounges.
Where can you find affordable apartments for rent in Midtown New York?
The answer is 225 East 39th Street Apartments in Murray Hill blending the old historical brownstones with the new. Buidling started in Oct. 2015, and is scheduled to be completed in the Spring of 2017. This curving glass residential tower is 36 stories and 372 units and was built through the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development. There are 75 units set aside for affordable housing for rent. Although there income restrictions students can enjoy all the amenities of a luxury apartment without the usual Manhattan pricing.
24-hour attended lobby, on-site resident manager, 2nd Floor Club terrace with outdoor children’s play area, lawn, fire pit, game lounge and more; indoor children’s playroom; 35th Floor Sky terrace with lounge, whirlpools, sauna; fitness center and indoor pool, laundry, bike room storage lockers and more. A Studio rents for $833 monthly, 1 bedroom for $895 monthly and a 2 bedroom for $1,082!! And no fees.