Living in the New York City and New Jersey area will provide you with one of the most exciting and vibrant experiences of your life. The history, traditions, culture, and ever changing demographics create an unforgettable living experience. Most apartment seekers are focused on the price, location, amenities, and finding the perfect roommate. Three important factors in your apartment decision process should include how the apartment will impact your travel, how safe the area is, and who your new landlord will be. This page will help you to identify your appropriate legal resources, outline the crime statics for the varying neighborhoods in NYC and NJ, and will help you to plan out your future travel routes.
New York City
Tenant Rights and Resources
- NYC Market Data by CitiHabitats
- Tenant's Rights Guide - NY Attorney General's Office
- NYC Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities
- NYC Rent Guidelines Board
- NYC Resident Consumer Information
- NY Attorney General Housing Publications
- NYC Emergency Preparedness Planning
- Hiring a Moving Company
- The Housing Council
- Legal Assistance and Notary Public
- My Landlord Score
New York City residents are now able to sign up for IDNYC – a government-issued identification card that is available to all City residents age 14 and older. Immigration status does not matter. Read more about the card >>
NJ Transit Discount
Did you know that NJ Transit is the only public transportation system in the metro area that offers a student discount? For students who are registered full-time, NJ Transit offers a 25% discount for monthly bus or railroad passes. This auto-subscription program allows students to receive a new pass each month unless you cancel or suspend your account, with a $3 processing fee each month of the program.
To access the NJ Transit discount portal, registered full-time students will see the NJ Transit portal under the NYU Life tab or the Channels option through NYU Home: home.nyu.edu. Note that you must sign up by the tenth of the month to receive a pass for the following month.