About Second Street

Second Street is a dynamic community located in the unique and vibrant East Village, close to the Lower East Side, SoHo, Chinatown, and Little Italy. This residence hall is home to approximately 300 residents, eight Resident Assistants, three professional staff members and a Faculty Fellow-in-Residence. The student population is composed of undergraduates varying from sophomores, juniors, seniors, transfer, and international students. We also have our vibrant hall council, called Student with Initiative in Second Street (SWISS), that helps residents make their mark on Second Street. The building has 12 floors with studio singles, doubles, duplex triples, as well as low-cost options. The building is air-conditioned and each room has its own kitchenette (with a mini-fridge, small four-burner stove, and small oven) and bathroom. Our facilities include a large communal lounge with a game room, TV, pool table, and ping-pong table. In addition, we have one music practice room, a dance room, a bike room, and a study room with a computer lab.

Accessibility at Second Street

Building Accessibility

This hall has an accessible entrance on Bowery and East 2nd St. Accommodations in this building include:

  • Single studios
  • Single bedrooms
  • Low occupancy suites
  • Air conditioning
  • Suites without carpet
  • Access to kitchens

For more information about accessible housing, including information on other types of accommodations available and those that are available in any building, please visit the Moses Center for Student Accessibility and find other information on Accessible Housing.

Location Accessibility

This hall is located approximately 0.5 miles (0.8 km) from Washington Square Park. The closest dining locations are the Marketplace at Kimmel, located on Washington Square South between Thompson St and LaGuardia Place, and NYU Eats at Third North, located on 12th St and 3rd Ave.

Note: NYU is currently engaged in a comprehensive review to enhance accessibility throughout its residence halls. The information listed above is subject to change and updates as the project progresses.

Residence Hall Professional Staff

Second Street RHD

Bret Beaufeaux

Residence Hall Director
Phone: 212-998-4068

Second Street RHRM

Chamika Vasquez 

Residence Hall Resource Manager
Phone: 212-992-8544


Second Street RHAD

Erika Reyes

Residence Hall Assistant Director
Phone: 212-992-1478

Second Street FFIR

Trace Jordan

Faculty Fellow in Residence

College of Arts and Science