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About Lafayette Hall

The 80 Lafayette Street Residence Hall is located in TriBeCa, an area rich in architectural beauty. The hall is in close proximity to the culturally significant neighborhoods of City Hall, Chinatown, Little Italy and trendy SoHo, the fashion capitol of Manhattan. Lafayette opened in Fall 1999, and houses nearly 1,100 upperclass students. Lafayette is home to 32 Resident Assistants and three Faculty Fellows-in-Residence. Lafayette also hosts the Fraternity and Sorority Life Community, housing as many as 8 fraternities and sororities on the upper floors of the building. The team at Lafayette goes by the motto Live-Laf-Love!

The main lounge of Lafayette offers two large screen digital TVs for watching your favorite shows, or connecting a laptop or gaming system to gather around shared interests with friends. The lounge has tables and chairs for studying as well as a more quiet study lounge just off from the events area. There are three music practice rooms (one includes an upright piano), and a dance room located next to the main lounge. Vending can be found on the ground floor as well. Laundry rooms exist on every residential floor, except for the 18th. Each laundry room consists of three washers and three dryers which operate on a card system separate from your NYU ID. Ask the team at the ground floor Resource Center about obtaining a laundry card--we're happy to help! The mailroom is around the corner from the Resource Center, offering 24 hour access to your standard letter mail. Packages can be picked up from the Resource Center package room, open during scheduled operating hours.

Getting Around

  • 20-25 minute walk to Washington Square.
  • Some residents choose to ride a bicycle, scooter or skateboard to campus. Lafayette has the largest bike storage room on campus, and a Bike Share program for rentals. You must wear a helmet.
  • Subway Access:
    • 2 and a 1/2 blocks from Canal Street subway stations for N, R, Q, 6, J, M, Z trains.
    • 5 blocks from Canal Street subway station for A, C, and E trains.
    • 5 blocks from the Franklin Street subway station, 1 train.
    • 8 Blocks from the Chambers Street station, 1, 2, & 3 trains.
  • The closest free NYU Shuttle is Route B, which stops on 80 Lafayette Street. For more info, please see Bus Routes and Schedules.
  • The closest dining hall is at Washington Square Park, Kimmel Market Place.

Live! Laf! Love!

Residence Hall Professional Staff

RHD Lafayette

 Alex Merchant

 Residence Hall Director
 Phone
: 212-992-1013
 Email: sm5409@nyu.edu

Resource Manager Lafayette

Erika Reyes

Residence Hall Resource Manager
Phone: 212-992-1018
Email: evr1@nyu.edu

RHAD Lafayette

Angie Kim

Residence Hall Assistant Director
Phone: 212-992-1015
Email: smk701@nyu.edu

Residential Life Assistant Lafayette

 Anjelica Zamora

 Residential Life Assistant
 Email:
amz363@nyu.edu

Faculty Fellows in Residence

Olivier Berthe, FFIR

Olivier Berthe

College of Arts and Science

Residential Life Assistant Lafayette

Lynne Haney

College of Arts and Science

Residential Life Assistant Lafayette

Daniel Spector

Tisch School of the Arts