Weinstein Residence Hall FAQ?

<p>Weinstein was my very last choice for dorms and the housing office says it's not likely I will be able to transfer dorms so now I'm trying desperately to make sure my new home is "livable." There is no way to go see my dorm before I go shopping and I'm flying in from CA so I'm going to need to purchase most of my stuff ahead of time. If anyone who has lived in Weinstein has any tips it would be much appreciated. For example, whether or not hanging shelves is possible without nails, if hanging things over the doors is possible, any suggestions that made your or your friends' rooms more comfortable, or pictures of Weinstein dorm rooms. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!</p>

<p>clarerawr,</p>

<p>Maybe you should do what a lot of students do and shop at a local Bed, Bath and Beyond for the things that are standard necessities in a dorm room. You know you can pick your items out at the BBB near your home and then have the items be ready for pickup at the BBB near NYU?</p>

<p>Rooms are fairly standard in how they are set up though the sizes of closets and room vary. I had put out a list of things to buy (with a more comprehensive, MUCH MORE comprehensive list from the CC Parents' Forum and one that I had put together based on settling my S into Founders last year).</p>

<p>Here is the link for you to consider:</p>

<p><a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/new-york-university/1111397-what-bring-college.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/new-york-university/1111397-what-bring-college.html&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>Also, a few pictures of Weinstein showing one of the dorm rooms there:</p>

<p><a href="http://nyunews.com/housingguide/weinstein-hall/%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://nyunews.com/housingguide/weinstein-hall/&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>Thanks. I've found pretty much all of the pictures of Weinstein that are online, I'm just not sure if the rooms have fire doors, if the walls hold the non nail sticky stuff, ect. I've put some stuff aside at BBB but Weinstein is tiny so I'm not sure how much room I'm going to have.</p>

<p>Well, then, it may be time to call the Housing Staff at Weinstein for answers to some of your questions about the dorm. Especially if no students come on soon to respond to your queries.</p>

<p>Here is the Weinstein Residence Hall Director's contact info:</p>

<p>Katie Winner, Residence Hall Director</p>

<p>Telephone: 212-995-3044</p>

<p>Email: <a href="mailto:katie.winner@nyu.edu">katie.winner@nyu.edu</a></p>

<p>My daughter lived in Weinstein last year and was very comfortable. I bought a 5x7 area rug that fit perfectly between the two beds. I also bought her 8" risers for her bed. This left plenty of clearance for a laundry basket, a duffle bag, and a clear plastic storage box. We hung a full length mirror on the bathroom door with sticky tape and it stayed up all year. We also put up adhesive hooks in the bathroom for towels. There was one towel bar on the door, but with 2 people it was good to have a couple of extra hooks. We also bought a pole shelf for the tub to hold shampoo and soap. As for hanging things over the door, there is not enough clearance to do that. Double stick tape squares hold up posters on the cinder block walls without difficulty. You'll have a reasonable sized closet with a shelf above it. The dorm room also has another high shelf on the wall. Your student desk will have a study light in it and a shelf for books is attached. You have a nice long windowsill that can also hold things. Each student is issued a garbage can for his/her side of the room. They had a dorm fridge which fit in between the beds. I think you'll find that Weinstein is more comfortable than you think it will be. It is clean, convenient to Washington Square Park and classroom buildings, and has 3 dining halls in it. Good luck getting things set up. It will be fine!</p>

<p>Wow, OHS1979, That is a wonderful, detailed description of the Weinstein room. I imagine readers will find it very helpful because you certainly allowed for better visualization of the room. More info than the RHD could have provided!</p>

<p>At this point, the only thing clarerawr might want to check on with the RHD is the fire door question.</p>

<p>It just goes to show that last choice is not necessarily worst choice. Every single residence hall has pros and cons, but all are certainly manageable with options like bed risers, storage solutions, etc. D thought Brittany was going to be the end of the world and loved it. Cheer up those of you who did not get first choice. You will be fine as long as your attitude is good. Clarerawr's pro-active approach is great!</p>

<p>Older D lived in Weinstein as a freshman. Younger D just lived there this summer for a pre-college program. </p>

<p>You can cram a great deal in the rooms and can make really good use of the closets by getting hanging shelves. You can fit 2 hanging shelves in and still have room for clothing on the rack next to it. We bought cubes that fit under each hanging shelf for additional storage. Definitely get risers and under bed storage boxes. Also a rolling cart as a night stand, although you can just use the window sill. We used both the desk drawers and dresser drawers for clothing/ socks/ underwear. Books/ school supplies had plenty of room on the desk and shelves above it.</p>

<p>You may want to buy a cheap curtain/ tension rod to cover the closet, since there is no door.</p>

<p>You cannot nail into the cinder block really, so sticky tape is the way to go. Some rooms have shelving above the beds.</p>

<p>You'll be fine! There is a nearby K-Mart and a little further uptown: Bed, Bath and Beyond. You will grow to love the convenience of the location and the dining options. Once everyone moves in and decorates, the dorms look great. Enjoy!</p>

<p>Thanks OHS1979 and uskoolfish! That was exactly the info I was looking for! And thanks to you too writestuff54, I'm trying my best!</p>

<p>clarerawr and Other NYU Freshmen,</p>

<p>After reading all these great posts from parents of kids who have lived in Weinstein, I want to move in there. Who am I kidding. I can't afford the area. So consider yourselves very fortunate. Enjoy your first year in the NYU dorms!</p>

<p>I really want to move into Broome Street. For real. D is starting her 3rd year there and had the same apt for 2 years. I would without doubt trade my suburban home for that apartment/ location hands down! Oh well : (</p>

<p>Wow, another Long Islander parent who is a NYC resident wanna be. Who says the younger generation will have a tougher time keeping up with the parents' living standards? At least for NYU students, during the time they live in a NYU dorm or NYC apartment, they have a more enviable lifestyle than some of the parents here. Long Island is a lonely place once the kid is grown. :(</p>

<p>I remember last summer when I was searching for specific information about the size of the dorm rooms, closets, bathrooms, etc. It's nice to be able to both give and receive this information on CC. The only other piece of advice I would give is to sign up for an extra early move in time. We arrived about 7:45am and got my daughter moved into her room in less than half an hour (including the time it took to wait for her room key and a cart). There are lots of people there to help this proces to be as easy as possible. You just pull up in front of the building, unload the stuff and have someone wait with the stuff while the other person parks in the nearby parking garage. In our case, my husband parked the car and I watched the pile of belongings while my daughter went to get her key and sign up for the cart. By the time my husband returned from parking the car, the cart was available and in one trip we moved everything into the room! The other advantage to arriving early is that you get your pick in terms of what side of the room you want. At Weinstein, one side has a bit more wall space than the other, due to the bathroom being in the room. I wish all of you luck and hope that you are all happy in your dorm rooms. Remember that colorful posters and other personal touches make the room your own. Don't pay too much attention to posters who claim that they have THE best dorm on the whole campus. Each dorm has its own pros and cons. It will all be ok :)</p>

<p>I stayed in Weinstein for a NYU summer program. The rooms are fine as long as you keep them clean imo. After about a week there were suddenly tons of ants in our bathroom? So yea, just keep things clean. And if you don't like it inside the dorms, Washington Square park is legit across the street (along with a fantastic japanese food place, a crepe place, and a starbucks) a block away so it's great for going on walks as long it's not too late at night ^__^</p>