Living in NYC
As a student at LIM College, the Big Apple is your campus. You will be enriched by the amazing experience of living in the epicenter of so many exciting industries, including fashion, of course!
At LIM College, you’ll get the chance to explore New York’s unique neighborhoods for fun and experience the fashion business throughout the city. The city has countless resources, so take advantage of all that New York has to offer!
Locals’ guides to New York City:
Living on campus
To get the most out of your experience of attending college in New York City, we recommend you make use of our housing facilities at the 1760 Residence Hall . There you will be able to join a community of peers in your own little neighborhood.
Living off campus
LIM College does not require students to live at the residence hall. Many students live at home and commute, or you can also choose to make your own housing arrangements in New York City.
A few general tips for your off-campus apartment hunt in New York City:
• Begin your search as early as possible, and if you find a place you like, be prepared to sign a lease quickly, because the New York City rental market changes rapidly.
• Most neighborhoods in the outer boroughs of New York City - Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and the Bronx – may offer significantly more spacious apartments at significantly lower rents than in Manhattan.
• Many landlords will require first and last month’s rent, along with a month’s rent as security, in order to rent a unit.
• Read your lease very carefully and make certain you’re certain you understand what utilities are included with your rent along with other requirements detailed in this legal document.
• Brokers often have access to unlisted available apartments, but will often charge at least the equivalent of one month’s rent as a fee.
• Don’t be afraid to try to negotiate better rental terms.
• Expect to pay more for a smaller living space in New York City, especially in Manhattan, than what you’d pay for a more spacious apartment in other cities.