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EC New York: Standard New Yorker Residence

Photos show samples of available rooms. Fixtures, fittings and sizes may vary.

Accommodation Features

Room Facilities

Building Facilities

  • ATM in Building
  • Balcony
  • BBQ
  • Bike Racks
  • Business Centre
  • Cafeteria
  • Children's Playground
  • Cleaning Service Provided
  • Communal Dining Room
  • Communal Kitchen
  • Communal Lounge
  • Fitness Center
  • Free-Wifi
  • Games Room
  • Garden
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library
  • Lift
  • Meeting Room
  • Multimedia Room & Lounge
  • Netflix
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Parking Space
  • Picnic Areas
  • Public Computers
  • Roku TV Streaming Device
  • Rooftop
  • Sauna
  • Sport Premises
  • Underground Storage
  • Vending Machines Available
  • Wheelchair Accessible


  • Daily cleaning of the common areas (hallways, lounges, kitchens) at free of charge. No room cleaning service provided
  • There are 7 washing machines. $5 for a laundry card. Wash is $2 and Dry is $2 per cycle.
  • No luggage storage available
  • Utility bills are included
  • Students should bring their own towels
  • 24-hour on-site security
  • Kitchen supplies are not provided and can be purchased inexpensively nearby. Some kitchen supplies may be available at the school for a small deposit. Supplies include sautĂ© pans, pots, can openers, spatulas, wooden spoons, & mesh strainers. It is the students’ responsibility to purchase cups, plates, forks, knives, and spoons. In order to be refunded the deposit, any supplies lent out must be returned clean and in the same condition that the student received it
  • Key-card entrance to residences and rooms
  • Unlimited free local phone service available for all students
Room Type
Single / twin rooms. Room size (bathrom including): 115 sqft
Bathroom Type
Ensuite (Shower): 2 people/1 bathroom
Board Status

Description of Local Area

The New Yorker Residence is located in the famous Herald Square area, within walking distance of Times Square, Broadway and Off-Broadway Theatres, Madison Square Garden, and the Empire State Building.

Description of Accommodation

The New Yorker Student Residence offers hostel style accommodation on floors 15-18 of the New Yorker Hotel. The accommodation offers single or twin en-suite rooms with a television, high-speed internet, and refrigerator.
This residence is a great choice for students on the go, looking for an independent experience. The building features lounges, a laundry room and a gym facility. Linen will be provided but students should bring their own towels. Students will cook for themselves, and are responsible for maintaining their own rooms (cleaning products can be purchased inexpensively nearby). The building staff clean the common areas (hallways, lounges, kitchens) daily.


The New Yorker - Manhattan,
481 Eighth Avenue,
(@ 34th Street),
New York, NY 10001

Emergency Number

+1 347 567 3543

Arrival and departure

  • Arrival day: Saturday (Sunday arrival is possible).
    Check-in time: 15:00
    Early Check in is not allowed. The student is asked to wait in the common lounge areas until 3pm.

  • Departure day: Saturday
    Check-out:10 am
    Late check out is not allowed.


Journey to school

The easiest way to get to school is to walk. The residence is 1 subway stop or a 15 -minute walk from the school.
Students can purchase a weekly ($32) or monthly ($131) Unlimited Ride MetroCard from Subway Station Booths or Metro Card Vending Machines (prices may vary).


Cancellation prior to arrival

Students cancelling or postponing within 14 days of arrival date, for reasons other than visa denial, will be charged a one-week accommodation fee at the standard accommodation rate and the accommodation placement fee.

Cancellation after arrival

Students leaving their accommodation must give notice in writing 4 weeks prior to termination. After deducting the price of accommodation used, including the required notice period, charged at standard accommodation rates, students will be refunded the remaining accommodation costs. If the 4-week notice period is not provided a cancellation fee equal to 4 weeks of the accommodation cost will apply.

Airport Pickup

Booked an airport transfer? After immigration, follow these instructions:

1. Collect your luggage

2. Pass through Customs

3. Go to the Welcome Center

4. WAIT for your driver(look for an orange EC New York sign with your name on it) Note: International transfers will arrive one hour after the flight lands and domestic arrivals will arrive 30 minutes after the flight lands to allow for the student to pass through Customs and successfully retrieve their luggage.

Dont see a driver with an EC New York sign and your name on it?

1. CALL or TEXT+1 (718) 392-6100 or the toll free number 1-800-473-8477 from any pay phone in the terminal (if you do not have phone service) and give your name, terminal and details of where you are standing.

If there is an emergency, call or text EC New York’s emergency line: +1 (347) 567-3543.


Other ways to get to your residence



Go to the taxi stand outside, and tell the driver that you are going to 8th Ave. between 34th St. and 35th St. in Manhattan. (The address is: 481 8th Ave.)


  1. Take the Jamaica Station/Sutphin Line to Jamaica Station/Sutphin
  2. Transfer to the E train headed toward Manhattan and get off at Penn Station/34th St.
  3. Leave the station from the 8th Ave. Exit, and walk north toward 35th St. The New Yorker will be on the west side of 8th Ave. between 34th St. and 35th St.

Express Bus:

  1. Take the Express bus from JFK Airport to Penn Station.
  2. Leave the station from the 8th Ave. Exit, and walk north toward 35th St. The New Yorker will be on the west side of 8th Ave. between 34th St. and 35th St.

Departure Transfers

If you booked a departure transfer with EC, please come to the front desk on your last week. We will arrange for the pickup time 4 hours before your flight and pick you up from your accommodation. We plan for 4 hours to accommodate travel time, traffic, security and clearance. If you would like to book a departure transfer, you come to the front desk any time before your last week.

Arrival Procedures

When you arrive at the New Yorker, please give your first and last name and tell the security guard by the elevators that you are checking in at the EHS office. The security guard should then direct you to the student housing office on the 15th floor or give you a temporary key. You do not need to provide any deposit or security hold to the residence. The residence office is not open 24 hours a day, however if you arrive outside office hours the keys will be left at the security desk for you to pick up upon arrival.

House Rules

  • Students have to be 18+ to choose this residence
  • Mixed gender
  • No damage deposit is required
  • Guests: $5 a night for the first three nights and $20 a night for nights 5-7. No additional furniture or bedding is provided for over night guests.
  • No smoking is permitted in the residence - designated smoking outside
  • No alcohol permitted in the building, regardless of age
  • While we promote and support diversity, we cannot guarantee language mix. However, we always encourage students to use English to communicate, be respectful and inclusive of others
  • EC provides a clean living space for all students and expects a basic level of respect from all students. For example, if something is dropped, pick it up; do not leave clothes and belongings on the floor; place rubbish and leftovers in a garbage bag

For more accommodation terms please refer here