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Faculty Rental Apartments

NYU owns and manages a portfolio of 2,100 apartments in large and mid-sized buildings in the Washington Square neighborhood.  Most faculty members reside in either Silver Towers or Washington Square Village, two large residential complexes located south of Washington Square Park.

Silver Towers

Designed by I.M. Pei and completed in 1967, the matching pair of thirty story residential towers provide housing for more than 200 faculty members and offer spectacular views of New York. In the past few years, the University has combined smaller units to provide suitable apartments for families. The courtyard contains a statue based on Picasso's 'Bust of Sylvette'. The building offers doorman services as well as on-site laundry facilities.

Washington Square Village

The largest of the University's rental properties, Washington Square Village consists of four separate buildings. Constructed in the 1950s, Washington Square Village offers spacious apartments, 24/7 doorman services, and an excellent location. Residents also have access to the exceedingly popular playground and garden area located in the interior courtyard.

Additional Properties

The University owns a number of smaller apartment buildings in close proximity to campus. The University also manages a handful of off-campus leases via third party buildings. These additional properties frequently offer pre-war charms and amenities, such as fireplaces and/or unique architecture.

Faculty Housing Office

To request university housing, faculty members must contact their dean. The Faculty Housing Office does not process any requests directly from faculty members. Only deans may submit a housing request, provided the faculty member qualifies for housing. Unfortunately, not all requests will be approved. Please be advised that housing resources are extremely limited and are primarily reserved for full-time tenured and tenure line faculty. Housing is also intended only as a primary residence.

For a detailed description of the University's housing policies and goals, please review the Provost's Statement of Policy on Faculty Housing. This policy describes the University's explicit priorities for new housing assignments, established to best utilize our limited housing resources.

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