NYU/NYC Resources

NYU Law students are not only part of the School of Law, but are also members of the University community. NYU offers to all students a wide range of resources, from bike-shares to an NYU App.

Below is a list of resources available to you. Click on a title below for information and links related to a particular topic.

  1. STUDENT LIFE AT NYU
  2. STUDENT DIVERSITY
  3. SPIRITUAL LIFE
  4. EATING
  5. ENTERTAINMENT
  6. HEALTH
  7. FITNESS
  8. PUBLIC SAFETY
  9. TRANSPORTATION
  10. LANGUAGE & WRITING
  11. CAMPUS CASH/BANKING
  12. NYU STORES
  13. RESOURCES FOR PARTNERS AND CHILDREN
  14. OTHER RESOURCES AND SERVICES
  15. NYU APP
  16. LOCKERS
  17. BUYING GROCERIES/HOUSEHOLD ITEMS

 

1. Student Life at NYU

Center for Student Life

Kimmel Center
60 Washington Square Sq., South 7th Floor

Events for graduate students and international students throughout the year provide an opportunity for  students across schools to engage with the NYU community.  Check out programs and events at the link above.

International Student Center

60 Washington Square Sq., South  Kimmel Center 704

International Student Center is a hub for events and programs that foster meaningful connections among all global thinkers and help students from around the world make the most of their NYU experience.

 

2. STUDENT DIVERSITY

Explore a variety of programs, services, and centers on campus that foster our uniquely diverse and engaged community. Visit Student Diversity for more information and take a look at some highlights below

Center for Multicultural Education and Programs

Kimmel Center for University Life
60 Washington Square South, Suite 806

NYU CMEP enhances the NYU experience by fostering a more inclusive, aware and socially just community.; they also organize several events throughout the academic year.

LGBTQ Student Center

Kimmel Center for University Life
60 Washington Square South, Suite 602

The LGBTQ Student Center creates a welcoming environment for all University students and faculty interested in developing their understanding of LGBTQ issues. 

Moses Center for Students with Disabilities 

726 Broadway, 2nd and 3rd Floor

The Moses Center for Students with Disabilities facilitates equal access to programs and services for students with disabilities throughout the schools and divisions of NYU. Accommodations may include, but are not limited to, note-takers, testing accommodations, and sign-language interpreters. 

NYU International Student Council

The ISC serves as the representative council for the international undergraduate and graduate student populace of New York University.

RISE @ NYU

R.I.S.E is a program created to enhance the residential experience of international students at NYU.  R.I.S.E is made up of students, Resident Assistants, Faculty, and Professional Staff, who aim to create a positive and enjoyable experience for international students at N.Y.U. R.I.S.E. will provide opportunities for peer interaction, assist with integration into the U.S., and help students stay linked to their own culture while connecting with the greater NYU and NYC community.  

 

3. SPIRITUAL LIFE

GLOBAL SPIRITUAL LIFE

238 Thompson Street, 4th Floor
Global Spiritual Life is an open, authentic, and vibrant community at the forefront of international conversations on religion and spirituality.

Catholic Center at NYU

As the home of Catholic activities at New York University, the Catholic Center at NYU serves the approximately 18,000 Roman Catholic students at the university and is administered by the Order of Friars Preachers in partnership with the Church of St. Joseph.

The Bronfman Center at NYU

Also known as Hillel at NYU, the Edgar M. Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life engages one of the largest and most creative Jewish student populations in the United States.

The Islamic Center at NYU

The Islamic Center at NYU caters to a wide and growing audience, reaching not only Muslims in New York City but also individuals from other communities. 

NYU Spiritual Clubs

NYU is home to various independent student clubs that focus on faith, religion, and spirituality. These clubs are listed here.

Chaplains

Global Spiritual Life hosts chaplain affiliates representing various faiths, denominations, and groups. A list of chaplains can be found online.

 

4. EATING

On-Campus Dining

NYU has several options for dining, including meal plans and eating locations throughout campus. For complete information on dining, meal plans and payment options, visit nyu.campusdish.com.

Tapingo

Tapingo is an application you can download on iPhones and Androids. This app allows you to order and pay for food from several restaurants on and around campus, allowing you to walk in and pick it up without the wait.

NYU eating options closest to the Law School:
  • The Market Place in the Kimmel Center: A unique blend of cuisines to suit every taste with an emphasis on quality, freshness, and flexibility. Indoor and outdoor seating is available. Located at 60 Washington Square Park South, 3rd Floor.
  • Lipton Dinig Hall: Sustainable and healthy eating initiatives, serving a selection of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables. Lipton is the home base for vegan cuisine. Located at 33 Washington Square West.
  • Kosher Eatery: All food is prepared under strict rabbinical supervision and is Kof-K certified.  Services include a Shabbat Dinner. Located at 5-11 University Place.

 

5. ENTERTAINMENT

NYU Ticket Central

566 LaGuardia Place

Ticket Central is your destination to access discounted tickets to the movies, Broadway/Off-Broadway shows, sporting events, musical concerts and more.

TKTS

TKTS Ticket Booths TKTS ticket booths are a resource you can use to purchase discount tickets on the day of the performance you want to see. (There are some exceptions for weekend matinees.) TKTS sells unsold tickets on the day of performance for many Broadway shows for 25-50% off the box office price plus a $3.00 service charge per ticket. The main TKTS booth is located on 47th Street and Broadway under the “red steps”. The electronic signs in front display what shows are available for that day.

The hours for the Times Square TKTS booth are as follows: • Monday, Thursday, Friday (for same-day evening performances): 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. • Tuesday: 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. • Wednesday and Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. • Sunday: 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tip: Get there early! Lines can get long very quickly - especially during good weather and the holiday season!

Theater Mania

Theater Mania Theater Mania is an online resource where you can find discounts for Broadway and off-Broadway shows. Visit the website for ticket information.

Museum Gateway

NYU's Museum Gateway gives students free admission to some of New York City's best cultural institutions including the following:

  • El Museo del Barrio
  • Grey Art Gallery
  • Museum of the City of New York
  • Museum of Modern Art
  • Museum of the Moving Image
  • The Jewish Museum
  • The New-York Historical Society
  • The Studio Museum in Harlem
  • Whitney Museum of American Art
  • Rubin Museum of Art
  • The Frick Collection
  • New Museum

 

6. HEALTH

Student Health Center

NYU's Student Health Center (SHC) is a campus resource and service center for all matriculated students. The Student Health Center offers routine and walk-in Primary Care and Women's Health Services at either no cost or very reduced cost to all matriculated students.

Wellness Hotline: 212-443-9999

You can call a private hotline available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to get in touch with a professional who can help to address day-to-day challenges as well as other health-related concerns.

Counseling

726 Broadway, 3rd and 4th Floor

Short-term individual counseling, group counseling, self-improvement classes, referrals, and psychiatric medication services. All services except psychiatric medication services are free of charge.

Student Health Insurance

726 Broadway, 3rd Floor, Suite 346

This is an NYU-sponsored Student Health Insurance Program.

Calming Corner

Visit the Calming Corner website to download mp3s for guided relaxation exercises.

 

7. FITNESS

NYU Fitness Facilities

Matriculated students have access to all three facilities of the NYU Fitness Network.

  1. 404 Fitness, 404 Lafayette Street
  2. Palladium, 140 E 14th St 
  3. Brooklyn Athletic Facility, 6 MetroTech Center 
NYU Club Sports 

NYU Club Sports are student organizations initiated and administered by their members. Club Sports include racquetball, dance, frisbee, running, table tennis, and judo. A full list of available clubs and how to join can be found online.

Additionally, there are many free workout programs offered throughout the city.

Yoga to the People

12 Saint Marks Pl 2R
(917) 573-9642

Yoga to the People offers free yoga classes where you have the option of donating money at the end of class.

 

8. NYU PUBLIC SAFETY

The mission of NYU's Public Safety Department is to create a safe and secure environment for the NYU Community. 

For help, call 212-998-2222

The Public Safety Command Center is located at 7 Washington Place and is open 24/7.

 

9. TRANSPORTATION

Campus Transportation 

NYU has seven bus routes, which students can use for free. A free safe ride van is also available for late night transportation around the NYU campus 7 days/week. The safe ride van can be called at 212-998-RIDE (998-7433). A valid NYU ID must be presented to use any campus transportation.

NYU BikeShare

Located at Kimmel and various NYU residence halls throughout campus.
The NYU BikeShare Program offers free daily bike rentals free of charge to NYU students.  

 

10. LANGUAGE & WRITING

English Language Discussion Groups

The University hosts informal conversation groups for international graduate students interested in using their English conversational skills. These groups provide lively conversation in English and the opportunity to interact with graduate students from other Divisions of the University. 

NYU American Language Institute

ALI is one of the many schools and programs at NYU and throughout the US that offer English language instruction during the summer months and throughout the academic year.

NYU Writing Center

411 Lafayette Street, 4th Floor
At the Writing Center, any NYU student can get help with his or her writing. It is a place where one-on-one teaching and learning occur, as students work closely with professional consultants at every stage of the writing process and on any piece of writing.

Student Writing (NYU Law website)

Helpful advice for law students on student writing and publishing.

Speaking Freely

Get a taste of a new language and culture without leaving home! Speaking Freely is available to students free of charge. The 75-minute language coaching sessions meet once a week for approximately ten weeks each semester at various locations on campus. Each week, you'll learn how to communicate on a different topic, or you might enjoy a related activity—a movie, concert, or neighborhood visit—as part of a small informal language group. No books are required and there’s no pressure of grades!

Speaking Freely offers sessions in many different languages, including Arabic, Czech, English, French, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Mandarin, and Spanish.

 

11. CAMPUS CASH/BANKING

Campus Cash

Your NYUCard may be activated as a debit account; money can be placed in an account that can be drawn upon for purchases at many locations on and off campus. Campus Cash is accepted at all NYU Bookstores, NYU Health Center, Palladium Sweat-n-Shop, NYU Ticket Central, for copy and printing at Bobst and Law Libraries, and at all Campus Dining facilities.

Bank Accounts

A social security number is not required for an F-1 or J-1 student to open a bank account, but you will need proof of identification and immigration status in the US (passport, I-94, and I-20 or DS-2019). You will also need to provide your NYU ID card and any identification documents issued by your government. Several banks also require a letter of enrollment which you may obtain from the StudentLink Center at 383 Lafayette Street. The bank may also ask for proof of residence. Contact the OGS if you encounter problems in opening an account.

Here is a list of banks with branches near NYU campus that will open accounts for international students:

  • Chase, 340 Avenue of The Americas (6th Avenue and West 4th Street) (212) 353-6266
  • Citibank, 555 LaGuardia Place (next door to OGS) (917) 388-1190
  • HSBC, 769 Broadway (Broadway and 9th St) (800) 975- 4722

*These banks have ATMs and Branches throughout NYC and the rest of the US.

Business Cards

You may obtain NYU business cards by following the instructions and filling out the form. 

 

12. NYU STORES

NYU Bookstore and Computer Store
726 Broadway , New York, NY 10003

The NYU Bookstore provides textbooks for all the NYU schools and colleges. They also carry general trade books, study aids, NYU clothing & gifts, school supplies, stationery items, and more. 
The Computer Store offers a selection of academically priced Hardware & Software: Apple, Lenovo, Dell, Epson and HP.

NYU Sweat-N-Shop

140 E 14th St 
Buy the latest fashionable NYU apparel for men and women from popular brands such as Nike, Under Armour, and Tailgate.

 

13. RESOURCES FOR PARTNERS & CHILDREN

International Spouces and Partners Program

The Office of Global Services (OGS) offers orientation, as well as the International Spouses/Partners English Program (ISEP) and an International Spouses/Partners Group (ISG).

Students with Children

Resources for students with children include a Baby-Sitting Registry, Graduate Child-Care Subsidy, access to consulting services and information on activities for kids in NYC.

NYU School of Law Resources for Families

The Law School also has additional resources for families. Visit their website online for some additional information.

 

14. OTHER RESOURCES AND SERVICES

Helpdesk

Vanderbilt Hall, Room 211
(212) 998-6111
law.helpdesk@nyu.edu

ITS provides computing supports for all faculty, administrators, staff, and students at NYU Law.
Make Helpdesk your first call for any of your technology-related issues. If they can’t resolve your issue or answer your question, they’ll find the right group to do so.

Mail and Packages
NYU Mail Services and Copy Central

547 LaGuardia Pl, New York, NY 10012
mail.services@nyu.edu
(212) 998-1010

Lobby Service Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday

Postal Services are available to students using NYU Campus Cash and/or regular cash. Services provided are similar to those of the US Post Office. Copy Central is also now located in the facility. Services include cutting/trimming, drilling/punching, Color Laser Copying, Mailing Services, labeling, ink-jet printing, CASS certification, bulk mailings, Business Cards and Stationary, and much more.

Local Post Offices:

Patchin Station 70 West 10th Street (near 5th Avenue)
New York, NY 10011 (212) 475-2534
Monday - Friday 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday closed

Village Station
212-645-0327 201
Varick Street (near West Houston Street)
New York, NY 10014
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday closed

Cooper Station
93 4th Avenue (at 11th Street)
New York, NY 10003 (212) 254-1390
Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Sunday closed

DRY CLEANING

You will find no shortage of laundry and dry cleaning facilities in NYC. Some options near campus include:

  • Aphrodite French Cleaners – 30 University Place (between 8th and 9th Streets) (212) 475-4869
  • Hattan Cleaners – 141 Third Avenue (corner of 15th Street) (212) 477-2980
  • Meurice Garment Care – 31 University Place (between 8th and 9th Streets) (800) 240-3377
Student Technology Centers

NYU has three Student Technology Centers  that provide access to a variety of technology resources including specialized software, printing, video conferencing, video production suites, group study spaces, and more.

The three sites are:

  • LaGuardia Co-op: 539-541 LaGuardia Place
  • Kimmel Center Lab: 60 Washington Square South, 4th Floor
  • Third Ave Lab: 75 Third Avenue, Level C3. 
Music and Dance Practice Rooms

There are music practice rooms with pianos available to be booked by all NYU students. You will need to utilize a KimmelOneStop Account in order to reserve.

NYU Community Service 

Commitment to service is one of the cornerstones of NYU. Over 5,000 students, staff and faculty are involved in University-sponsored community service activities each year. Alternative breaks, and conducting clothing and food drives are just a few of the hundred programs available. 

NYU Law Student Organizations 

Please visit the Student Groups web page for a full list of student clubs at NYU Law

Sustainability Office

The NYU Sustainability Office coordinates the University's greening programs and works to bring student, staff, and faculty together to not only increase the environmental efficiency of NYU's operations but also to create a "green" campus culture.

NYU Photo Bureau 

The NYU Photo Bureau offers photographic services to the NYU community including portrait sessions, organizing photo shoots for events, copyright/licensing, stock photo purchases and photo archiving.

 

15. NYU APP

The NYU Mobile App provides students with instant access to key information essential to their day-to-day lives at New York University. 
Key features include dining menus across NYU, real-time NYU shuttle tracking, Safe Ride features, NYU events and news, access to NYU Classes on-the-go (read-only), access to the NYU directory, and emergency notifications. 

 

16. LOCKERS

Due to limited space availability, only full-time commuter students receive locker assignments. Eligible students will receive an email with their locker assignment during the first week of classes. Lockers are not assigned to students that live in oncampus housing with the exception of a few special assignments (e.g. medically documented). For inquiries regarding lockers, contact law.studentaffairs@nyu.edu

 

17. BUYING GROCERIES/HOUSEHOLD ITEMS

Groceries

There are several options nearby NYU. There are specialty shops on Bleecker Street offering higher end options for meats (Faicco’s), cheese (Murray’s), bread (Amy’s), and pastries (Francois Payard Bakery). As you familiarize yourself with the neighborhood you will probably find your own favorite places for food shopping. In terms of full service grocery stores, following are nearby suggestions:

  • Morton Williams Associated Supermarket
    Corner of Bleecker Street and LaGuardia Place This is a supermarket with salad bar, soups, and prepared food. They have a large international foods section and are one of the nicer supermarkets in the area.
  • Whole Foods
    Whole Foods Market is a food retailer of “natural” and organic products, including produce, seafood, grocery, meat and poultry, bakery, prepared foods, catering, beer, wine, cheese, whole body, floral, pet products, and household products. The Whole Foods locations nearest campus are at Union Square and the Bowery at Houston street. Both locations offer grocery/households goods shopping along with salad bars and various made to order foods you can eat there or take to go. The Bowery location has a large beer section with hard to find international brands as well. Whole Foods also delivers.
  • Trader Joe’s
    Trader Joe’s is a smaller grocery store and has unbeatable prices. Products sold include gourmet foods, organic foods, vegetarian food, unusual frozen foods, imported foods, and basics like bread, cereal, eggs, dairy, coffee and produce. Non-food items include personal hygiene products, household cleaners, vitamins, pet food, plants, and flowers. There are several Trader Joe’s in Manhattan near NYU located in SoHo on Spring Street between Varick St and 6th Ave, in Chelsea on 6th Ave between 21st Street and 22nd Street, and by Union Square on 14th Street between Union Square and 3rd Avenue right next to NYU’s Palladium building. The Union Square location also has a wine shop next door. There wines are very reasonably priced. Be warned that the price you pay for the low prices here are long lines and big crowds. 
  • FreshDirect
    If you don’t feel like lugging bags of groceries back to your dorm room or apartment than you may want to try www.freshdirect.com. Fresh Direct is an online grocer – you set up an account – select items from their website that you would like to receive and then schedule a delivery time.
24 Hour Convenience Stores

If you have late night needs, there are a few convenience stores in the area. There is a CVS on the corner of 8th Street and University Place, and Walgreens on the Southeast corner of Union Square, and a 7-Eleven on West 3rd St. and 6th Ave. They offer a variety of snacks, groceries, and other products.

Household Items

There are multiple options for picking up household items.

  • ACE Hardware
    125 W 3rd St, New York, NY 10012
    ACE is a hardware store that also has small furniture items such as lamps and desks.
  • M&D Shapiro True Value Hardware
    63 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012
    Modest hardware store offering tools, paint, household items, and locksmith service.
  • Marshalls and TJ Maxx
    620 Ave of the Americas
    These stores offer discount prices on dining sets, sheets, furniture, and other household items.
  • Kmart
    770 Broadway, New York, NY 10003
    Kmart is a large store with groceries, cosmetics, cleaning products and household items including sheets, towels, kitchen and bath ware and some furniture.
  • Bed, Bath and Beyond
    620 Ave of the Americas
    This store offers a vast array of household items including towels, sheets, and foam mattress toppers. There are multiple options for picking up household items.

Options with larger selections beyond the NYU area are:

  • Target
    500 E. 14th Street OR 400 Grand St
    Target is a mega store that has everything from clothes to decorative pillows. They also have a website for online shopping at www.target.com.
  • Ikea
    1 Beard St, Brooklyn, NY 11231
    1000 Ikea Dr, Elizabeth, NJ 07201
    Ikea is a furniture mega store. It offers very affordable furniture and other household items such as mirrors and bedding. There is a free water taxi that goes to and from their location in Red Hook; they can also deliver. This can be expensive so you may want to combine your order with that of other students to save on the delivery charges. You may take the ferry out to Red Hook and when you are finished shopping at Ikea go next door to the Fairway supermarket and get lunch to eat outside while enjoying the view of Manhattan.