Living in Brooklyn

Welcome to Brooklyn, the most populous and culturally diverse borough in the city of New York. Brooklyn was founded nearly 400 years ago by the Dutch, including Lady Deborah Moody, the only woman to create a settlement in the New World. It’s the home of the famed (and infamous) Brooklyn Dodgers, Nathan’s Famous hot dog, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the prolific Brooklyn Navy Yard.

Brooklyn doesn’t rest solely on its historical laurels, of course (although a trip to the Brooklyn Historical Society always proves interesting). There’s plenty to do in our present-day home as well. If you’re a music lover, check out the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Visit Coney Island or the New York Aquarium for the sights and amusement, or take in some sun and sand at Brighton Beach. Head to Prospect Park, the largest green space in Brooklyn, for its outdoor concerts, zoo, and recreational activities. You’ll have fantastic views of the Manhattan skyline from the new Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Best of all, as a Brooklyn College student, you’ll have free access to two of the borough’s brightest attractions: the Brooklyn Museum and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

Brooklyn offers some of the most vibrant cultural experiences and entertainment events in the city. You’ll find shops carrying everything from the creations of young fashion and home designers to exquisite couture and antiques to artisanal cheeses and Caribbean spices. With almost all of the world’s cuisines represented here, you’ll find restaurants featuring the finest European, Latin, African, and Asian dishes, but you’ll also be able to pick up some locally grown produce at neighborhood farmers markets. For entertainment, there are clubs that feature new bands, performance art, and poetry and book readings; concert halls presenting world-class orchestras, theater, and dance companies; and galleries and festivals showcasing established and emerging artists.

Brooklyn is a mass transit hub, so you’ll be able to enjoy all that the borough has to offer.

Housing Options

Finding an apartment in New York can be extremely challenging. Brooklyn College provides the following information as a resource for students seeking housing options in New York.

St. George Towers in Brooklyn Heights

Educational Housing Services (EHS) offers housing for summer, fall, and spring semesters. Students can choose to live at the EHS St. George Towers Residence in Brooklyn Heights, only a short subway ride away from the Brooklyn College campus. St. George mixes the convenience of Manhattan with Brooklyn charm. The residence is located just one stop from Manhattan (Wall Street) and a short walk from the iconic Dumbo neighborhood. The 2/3 train is located on the same block, and the A/C, R, and 4/5 train lines are less than 10 minutes away.

Learn more by calling 800.297.4694 or request more information with EHS.

Disclaimer: The option listed is privately owned and operated. The college has no affiliation with the respective management company and neither endorses nor reviews the physical condition of the property, management guidelines, lease terms, or pricing. We encourage students seeking housing to thoroughly research their options and check for more information.

Brooklyn. All in.