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Summer scholars are responsible for arranging their own housing. However, City Lore will reserve a set of single and double dormitory rooms at the St. George Towers at 55 Clark Street in historic Brooklyn Heights. The location is just a short subway ride from Manhattan–about 20 minutes to City Lore and the NYU Kevorkian Center using the A/C at High Street. The Saint George Hotel offers a quiet, well-maintained residence with 24-hour concierge and security.


$425/person/week (+$25 mandatory nonprofit membership fee; St. George operates as nonprofit)


$675/week (+$25 mandatory nonprofit membership fee)


Participants interested in using this option will be expected to use part of their stipend to pay for the accommodation. The cost will be deducted from your stipend.


All in-person arrangements are subject to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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All rooms include:

  • En suite bathroom

  • Bed

  • Desk

  • TV with cable

  • Wireless Internet access

  • Refrigerator

  • Microwave

  • A/C with thermostat

Other building amenities include:

  • 24-hour key card security

  • Communal kitchen facilities on ground floor (you must bring your own pots/pans and cooking utensils)

  • Laundry facilities

  • Common space with pool table

  • Film room available by reservation

  • Meeting rooms available by reservation

  • Free access to the gym next door, Eastern Athletic Clubs

  • RA’s and Student Life Desk




From St. George Residence brochure: “Steps from the St. George is the popular Brooklyn Promenade–a half-mile long stretch on the waterfront with breathtaking views of the Statue of Liberty, the Manhattan skyline, and the majestic Brooklyn Bridge. The neighborhood is full of great places to eat, friendly coffee shops, several grocery stores, banks, dry cleaners, and pharmacies. ANd nearby Montague and Fulton Streets host abundant shopping opportunities.”

Take a look!

Other housing options

Please note these range in price and location. Please be advised that accommodations at these establishments (with the exception of owner vacation rentals) are also basic, dormitory style rooms.


Lectures & Workshops

City Lore Gallery is located at 56 East 1st Street in Lower Manhattan and is easily accessible by public transportation.

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