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Self-catering visitor accommodation in New York

Not just for students - anyone can book!

  • Newly available: now you can stay in university dorms in the summer vacation when students are moved out!
  • This is a great alternative to a budget New York hotel or hostel.
  • Rooms are in a central location, within walking distance of the city centre of the Big Apple!

New York Visitor information

New York is the most populous city in the United States, with a long list of attractions and places to visit.  These include the Statue of Liberty, Times Square, Central Park, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art and the Empire State Building.

Travellers to New York have three main airports to choose from: John F Kennedy (JFK) and La Guardia (LGA) in the Queens borough of NYC itself, and Newark (EWR) across the river from Manhattan in New Jersey.

Once in New York the easiest and quickest way to travel around NYC is by public subway train. Riding the subway is also a fantastic way to feel like a local during your stay in New York with stations located around every 10 blocks. Public buses are a scenic way to see the City and reach destinations not convenient to a subway stop. Purchasing a MetroCard is your first step to getting around on subways and buses. You can buy a MetroCard at subway stations.

Citi Bike is New York City's bike sharing system, and it has gained a quick adoption since its inception in May 2013. There are many hundreds of stations, available all day every day of the year. Unlock a bike at any station, ride wherever you want and check in the bike at any other station. Daily, weekly and annual passes are available.

 

 

 

History of New York

The history of New York begins around 10,000 BC, when the first Native Americans arrived. By 1100 AD, New York's main tribes, the Iroquoian and Algonquian cultures, had developed.

European discovery of New York was led by the French in 1524 and the first land claim came in 1609 by the Dutch. As part of New Netherland, the colony was important in the fur trade and eventually became an agricultural resource thanks to the patroon system. In 1626 the Dutch bought the island of Manhattan from Native Americans. In 1664, England renamed the colony New York, after the Duke of York.

New York City gained prominence in the 18th century as a major trading port in the Thirteen Colonies. New York played a pivotal role during the Revolutionary War. The Battle of Saratoga was the turning point of the war. New York's constitution was adopted in 1777, and strongly influenced the United States Constitution. New York City was the national capital at various times between 1785 and 1790, and Albany became the permanent state capital in 1797. 

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