Step 10: Short-Term Stays, Moving, Storage, Furniture
The websites on this page are provided to assist you with your search based on feedback from other students who found the sites helpful. Please keep in mind that NYU does not have any relationship with these companies and inclusion on this list does not constitute a recommendation or endorsement; NYU is unable to vet any website or listing, so please conduct your search carefully.
Storage and Moving
We are often asked whether it is better to store belongings over the summer in New York or to mail/drive them home. The answer is, it depends on your individual circumstances: the distance to home, the amount of material to be moved, whether you prefer to spend money or time, whether your student will need access to belongings over the summer, and other factors.
Lightly-used boxes can often be obtained for free or at low cost from local stores or by searching craigslist.org. Boxes are also for sale at NYU Logistics.
The following companies provide discount or special rates for students and usually require proof of enrollment such as a student ID or use of an NYU email address. http://www.nyu.edu/life/campus-resources/mail-services.html
Box&Co is an On Demand Storage Company. We pick up your items from your location, store them for the semester or summer, and return them when school starts again. We provide containers for storage and have an option to store items that don't usually fit in containers. Everything can be done online. We have discounted student packages and offer 10% off to all NYU students use code NYU10.
Collegiate Storage and Rental
- 10% student discount available
Gotham Mini Storage
- Students get 5x5x5 locker for $49/mo ($29/mo May-Sept.)
Collegiate Storage and Rental
- Refrigerator and microwave rentals
- Call for discount rates.
Hotels and Short-Term Stays
There are a number of local hotels that provide discounts to the NYU community, however, we encourage you to also use some of the travel and hotel search engines to help you in your hotel search. A more economical option than hotels might also be some of the short-term options.
City-Data provides detailed, informative profiles of all cities in the United States. This is a great tool to compare your current living costs with those you might expect once you move to New York.
Connections in Recovery
This firms assists students in finding the proper living situation for those suffering from addiction or mental health disorders.
Flip is a new service that lets people buy and sell leases from one another. If you are on a lease and you need to move you can post it on Flip for free and find a pre qualified replacement tenant.
Hazelden Sober Housing Manhattan
Just a 4 minute subway ride away, Hazelden’s sober living facility, Tribeca Twelve, offers NYU students beautiful, spacious lofts in the heart of Manhattan.
HazeldenBettyFord.org/NYU | 212.226.1114 | JHudson@hazeldenbettyford.org
In My Area
In My Area is a shop and compare website that makes finding services fast, cheap, and simple. You're able to see all of the prices and plans for a multitude of services in the various areas of New York.
Reviews - Home Security Systems
If you're looking for a home security system, this website can help you determine which option is best for you.
Roomi, is a free mobile platform that helps people find flexible, affordable co-living solutions.
The Webster Apartments is a benevolent institution whose mission is to provide safe, affordable, temporary residences for working women of modest means. The Webster promotes a healthy and decent lifestyle, providing nutritious meals, comfortable furnished rooms, a library, educational lectures, and good moral surroundings. Webster gives their residents the valuable opportunity to build a network and experience life in New York City as they pursue their careers.