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The Lafayette House

Clifton Pl, Kings County, 11216, United States
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About the Property

The Lafayette House is a beautiful student accommodation in New York City that offers shared and private-bedroom apartments to students. Located in the close vicinity of the Brooklyn Law School and Hult International Business School, it makes for the perfect new housing for the students.


All these rooms can easily be made into your new home with the sun shining brightly through the windows. The cozy bed, side table and study desk make you comfortable and warm in the new city. The students can make themselves a nice home-cooked meal in the kitchen which comes fully equipped with microwaves, cookware, electric stoves and anything one would need to make a meal. There is also a laundry room and a common area in the accommodation.

Location and What's Hot?

The neighborhood is filled with restaurants serving cuisines from all over the world like the Maya Fusion Cafe giving you a taste of Mexican cuisine. You can also get some authentic Spanish food at El Rey which is just around the corner. Have a plan of meeting up with friends, Cafe Cotton Bean and Rosalia's Cafe might be your place. For a weekend getaway, take a ride to the Brooklyn Museum or Prospect Park Zoo.


The accommodation is easily accessible as the Bedford Ave/Lafayette Av or the Bedford Ave/Greene Av bus stop are a 5-minute walk away. A subway can also be taken from the Bedford - Nostrand Avs subway station which is a 2-minute walk away or hops onto a train from the Nostrand Av train station which is also a 5-minute drive from the accommodation.


The closest subway station is Bedford-Nostrand, served by the G train and just a 5-minute walk away. Multiple bus lines also serve the neighborhood. You can reach the Lower East Side in 30 minutes and Midtown Manhattan in 45 minutes, or easily explore Downtown Brooklyn in 15 minutes.

The neighborhood features a small park, trendy coffee shops and eclectic cuisine ranging from Cuban to Japanese.

What will you get

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Cancellation Policy:- You'll be liable to them for a re-renting charge (not to exceed 100% of the highest monthly rent during the Lease Contract term) if you: (1) fail to give written move-out notice as required in this Lease Contract; or (2) move out without paying rent in full for the entire Lease Contract term or renewal period; or (3) move ou...

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Payment Info:- Application fee of $99 and two months security deposit to secure your room....

Frequently Asked Questions

What is coliving?

Coliving is a shared housing model. Tenants, whom they call members, share kitchens, living rooms and other common spaces with all members, and have a private or shared bedrooms. Everything is included in our flat fee: utilities, WiFi, weekly cleaning, furniture, appliances, kitchen supplies, and the basics of what you would need upon moving into a new place, along with most events.

Whats your availability?

Availability is alway changing, so well send you our current availability (based on the type of room you're looking for) in an offer when you apply (which is free). The availability in the offer sheet is subject to change, as people sign offers on a first-come-first-serve basis.

What do your cleaners clean?

Our trusted team cleaning team prepares your room before your stay, then cleans all common/shared areas and restocks all supplies during your stay.

What is the price?

Prices vary depending on which house you choose and whether you choose to stay in a private or a shared room. Exact pricing can be found on the specific webpage for each of our houses in New York, Jersey City  and San Francisco.

Why are there no addresses for your houses on the website?

For the security of our current members living in our spaces, they do not reveal the exact address of the spaces until you receive an offer. All of our houses are within a 10-minute walk of a subway line. You can check out the approximate locations of our houses here.

So you guys are an apartment?

No! locations are within apartment buildings, but operate unlike any apartment you've ever been it. Coliving is a shared housing model, so space is shared across apartments. However, if you and your friends would like to rent a full private apartment, please enquire and we'll see what they can do!

Who are the type of people who usually live in your spaces?

The typical people who live in our spaces are between the ages of 21 and 35; around half are international members and half are American; about 30 percent are students (undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate, or short-term programs); and 70 percent are already in their professional fields, from all different professional backgrounds! The gender breakdown changes all the time, but on average its 50-50.
What if I've paid and now I can't come? (Pre-arrival cancellation)If you need to cancel more than 60 days before your arrival, you will be refunded your entire first months rent and your entire security deposit. If you need to cancel between 60 days and 30 days before your arrival, you will receive half your payments back (minus fees). If you cancel less than 30 days before your arrival, you will receive no refund.

What are the rooms like?

They have everything from single rooms with private bathrooms to shared rooms with shared bathrooms, depending on your budget. Let us know what you are looking for and well be happy to accomodate. You can check out our rooms here.

What happens after I apply?

If everything checks out, well send you a follow-up email within one business day with an offer.

When will I receive an offer?

Within one business day of filling out our application. Usually the same day as your application submission, even on weekends!

How many people are in each house?

It depends on the house, but our houses range from 6 members to 65 members. Keep in mind these members are spread across multiple apartments, in both share and private rooms.

How big are the rooms?

Smallest private rooms are around 70 square feet and our largest private rooms are around 140 square feet, and they have everything in-between. Our smallest two-person room is around 75 square feet, and our largest is around 170 square feet. To see the exact size of our rooms, please schedule a viewing of our house. Viewings can only be scheduled after applying and receiving an offer

Whats included in my rent?

Your room, bed (prepared), utilities, wifi, move-in ready furniture, cleaning services, working space, security systems, constant access to your house leader, Netflix and new friends :).

How do I pay for rent?

All payments are sent as electronic invoices sent to your email. You may pay in any electronic format; they discourage cash or checks, though it is possible. For your first moth's rent, you will receive an invoice to pay after being approved as a client. For all future month's payments, when you pay depends on when you move in. If you arent moving in on the first day of the month, your first months invoice will be for one month starting from your move-in date. For the second invoice, you will be billed a pro-rated amount until the last day of the month. After that, all future months will be billed from the first day of the month to the last day of the month. If you are moving in on the first of the month, your rent is always due on the first of the month, with no pro-rated invoices.

What's the security like at your locations?

Most of our locations are equipped with keypad access and an August Lock security system, although a few use traditional keyed locks. they have Nest security systems in all of our common areas to keep everyones valuables safe. These are not monitored, and are only accessed when our members request that they look at them for justifiable purposes (missing items left in common rooms, suspicious activity, etc.). Most of our locations also have lockers for members valuables. In addition to the above, coliving provides a unique, unintended security benefit: Because many people are living in the same spaces, there is virtually always someone at home.

Why are there no locks on the doors?

The New York Housing Department policy disallows residential properties from placing locks on bedroom doors for fire safety purposes; however, even if property were allowed to put locks on the doors, property is committed to providing safe and secure coliving spaces through trust and mutual respect. Bedroom doors are unlocked because it is a display of this trust and respect; on top of our security systems mentioned above, our members are selected for their appreciation of a safe environment.

How do you create a sense of community?

From our house leaders (who will meet you upon arrival), to the events they hold multiple times per month, our team is dedicated to giving you the sense of community you are looking for, whether in a professional or personal capacity. You may choose to be as involved or uninvolved as youd like; you are welcome to stay with us either way! Check out our blog to get an understanding of our community.

Can I extend my lease?

Yes! Theyre happy to have our members stay longer; however, they can't extend you lease if they don't know about your extension. As soon as you decide to extend your lease, let us know by emailing them. If you have not committed to an extension, your bed can be reserved by anyone admitted to property

How does the mail work here?

Just address your mail to your houses address and our staff will make sure it gets inside. Follow the directions in your move-in guide to ensure a successful delivery.

Is there laundry?

It depends on the house, so some houses have no machine (but laundromats right around the corner), some houses have coin-operated machines and some have free laundry. You can find out the specifics on the house pages.

Who is the house leader and what do they do?

Our house leaders are members who stay at our houses to help you out! They help with move-ins, move-outs, events and general help. They live in the house and are always accessible

Guest policy?

Tenant is permitted an overnight guest up to 8 nights per month (2 nights/week). Guests must be at least 18 years of age; exceptions will be granted on a case-by-case basis. If you have a significant-other that you would like to share a room with, you are more than welcome to have them join the lease for an additional $200/month (pending a successful background check). If you would like to have guests over during the day, you may do so as long as its not during quiet-hours.


While they abide by all current housing laws, please understand that this is a coliving space and that current and future members that you share the space with may be allergic to your animal.

Are couples allowed?

Yes! There is just a $200/month surcharge for couples, or any situation in which two people are sharing a private room.
Are the bedrooms co-ed? What about the rest of the houseAll rooms are gender separated unless otherwise requested by a group. The other spaces are shared by all!

When/how will you refund my security deposit?

Security deposits are refunded within 15 days of departure from property premises. Deposits are returned to the account they were paid with, and this is the only way they are able to return funds. If you have since closed the account that you used to pay the security deposit, contact that bank, explain the situation, and they usually can temporarily re-open the account so you can receive and withdraw the funds.  If you paid us your security deposit using Hello Rented, the security deposit will be refunded to Hello Rented. If you paid us your security deposit in cash, you will receive it back in cash or through bank transfer.  

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Student Housing in New York City

New York City has acquired the number one position for being the most decent city by the U.S. News and World Report. The city has the highest real estate prices worldwide, which makes searching for student apartments in NYC a tedious job. We, at amber, provide affordable student housing options. You can check out our student housing in New York City section to match your housing requirements in New York. Various student properties near New York University and Brooklyn Law School are structured to deliver exceptional services to residents and cost the same as the student halls. You will find many options for  student housing in NYC.

There are myriad options for student apartments in NYC, such as Harrington Housing, Downtown Manhattan, 92NY, 152 West 15th and The Seton Residence. More than one hundred thousand students come to the city every year with the motive to study and explore better opportunities. In addition to the many student apartment options available in the city area, there are many residence halls, dormitories, and affordable private en-suites to explore.

When not in your room, you can explore the city that is known for being the epicenter of endless opportunities, New York is notable for its flashy Broadway performances and the ever-blooming entertainment industry.

About New York City

New York City is a renowned capital of culture, art, and entertainment. It is the densest city in the United States, composed of five boroughs: Manhattan, Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx. The city lies in the core of the New York metropolitan region, which is the world's most populated megacities. It has about 20 million inhabitants and approximately 23 million in its metro area.

Known for stirring political and social debates worldwide, New York houses the headquarters of the United Nations, making it a significant hub that controls international diplomacy. The city and its surrounding metropolitan region serve as the primary entry point for legal immigrants to the United States.

Throughout the years, it has offered education institutes as legendary as its history.

From the curriculum to the alumni, universities in New York City are among some of the best in the world. NYU ranks among the top 30 higher education institutions in the world, whereas the Brooklyn Law School ranks among the 120 best law schools in the world, rivaling the top ones in France & Italy.

New York City itself ranks 3rd globally in the list of the best cities (Resonance, 2024). All this accumulates to make the city one of the best for students aiming for higher education.

Best student housing in New York City

New York City has more to offer than what meets the eye. From the safe neighborhood of Lower Manhattan to art galleries, bookshops, and boutiques of Dumbo, and from the famous Midtown to easy-going Queens, NYC is always buzzing. All these areas are also closer to the best universities within the city. With amber, students can choose their comfortable and affordable student accommodation in New York City. Some of the worth-mentioning student housing in NYC include the following:

1.  Harrington Housing Downtown Manhattan

2. Columbia Heights Waterfront

3. The Seton Residence

4. Third Ave

5. The Reserve

6. New York Friends Home

7. 85 2nd Avenue

8. 230 Sullivan Street

9. 401 E 34th

10. E 7th St

Cost of Living in New York City

Apart from the rent of apartments and student housing in NYC, the cost of living will also be a part of the expenses for students.

1. Food and Groceries - $471.34/ month

2. Gas & Electricity (Utility bills) -  $163.07/ month

3. Internet & Phone Bills - $66.43/ month

4. Dinner at a restaurant - $100/ meal  Inexpensive Restaurant - $25/ meal

5. Travel & Conveyance - $127/ month if you get a monthly MetroCard

6. Clothing and Shoes - $200-$300 every time you decide to shop

Student Travel in New York City

Properties for student housing in New York City can be selected based on nearby commute options. The city itself has a strong transport network used by millions of students and professionals across the city. As a student traveling across the city, you can choose Rapid Transit, Railways, and Buses. Rapid Transit metros are one of the popular modes of transportation within the city. Apart from these, you can always take the Yellow Taxis, although that might be a slightly costlier alternative.

1. Rapid Transit -  Travelling in New York is an easy task, given its well-laid metro and subway plan. There is mass transit in New York City, which runs 24 hours a day. The nation's two-thirds of rail riders live in the New York City metropolitan area.

2. Railway - If you wish to go sightseeing in New York, the most economical way to travel is by railway. Nearly all of New York's subway system is open 24 hours a day.

3. Buses - The well-established system of buses in New York is also a very convenient way to move around in the city area. The Port Authority Bus Terminal is where about 7000 buses operate with 200,000 commuters daily.

The average fare of a subway and buses around the city is around $2.90 a day. Using a MetroCard reduces the hassle of having the change. And you can get a MetroCard at around $1 which you can refill at regular intervals.

Apart from this, you can also choose to pay with OMNY, the contactless payment system that offers you additional perks for choosing it.

Student Lifestyle in New York City

Getting bored when you're in NYC is out of the question. If you are in New York, it is a must for you to go and watch a Broadway show. You must stop at Paulie Gee's Slice Shop, as pizza is a must in New York City. You can visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art, take a stroll across the Brooklyn Bridge or visit Central Park and go to Wollman Rink or the Lasker Rink and try ice skating. The city is known to have the most impressive skylines in the entire world. You can get a panoramic view of the city by braving the Empire State Building or other skyscrapers.

New York includes steakhouses, delis, and pizza joints. You can try Tavern on the Green if you're in Central Park. If you prefer sweets, you can grab one of the best cheesecakes from Veniero's Pasticceria & Caffe, based in the East Village since 1894. You will find the best pizza in NYC at Lucali in the Brooklyn area. New York is also known for its delicious bagels; you can try them by visiting the Bagel Oasis or Absolute Bagels.

Where the day can be spent checking out the restaurants and cafes, the nights can be dedicated to touring around Times Square, attending a standup comedy show at Comedy Cellar, or enjoying a Broadway show. Check out this blog to learn about some amazing things to do in New York.

Tourist Attraction in New York City

Apart from top universities, New York City has a lot to offer. From tourist attraction places to museums and art galleries, none of your weekends will be spent in boredom. If you wish to take a trip across NYC, then here are so some of the famous spots in New York that could be closer to your student accommodation in NYC:

1. Statue of Liberty

2. Central Park

3. Metropolitan Museum of Art

4. Broadway and the Theater District

5. Empire State Building

Top Universities in New York City

New York City is at the center when it comes to higher education. 3 of its Universities make it to QS ranking of the top 20 universities across the world. Apart from STEM, NYC is also home to some of the most prestigious arts & film universities in the world. And the best part is that you can find student apartments in NYC close to these universities. Listed below are some of the top education institutes within the city.

1. New York University

2. Brooklyn Law School

3. Columbia University

4. Thomas Jefferson University

5. University in Pennsylvania

6. Drexel University

7. Juilliard School

8. CUNY Hunter College

9. City University of New York

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