First Summer in New York! by Jen & Helena Lee Claffey

When we first started our summer in New York, we had no idea where to

live and ended up in a match-box sized apartment on the Upper West Side.

Subtracted from the hustle and bustle of the heart of the city, two

weeks in and we had had enough. Scrolling through facebook we came

across Paul quickly suggested that we meet and have a look

at the downtown Brooklyn locations he had to offer. From the second we

met Paul and took a tour of the University buildings we were sold and

moved in the very next week!

The opportunity to make new friends also on the J1 program, an endless

selection of food places and shops in Fulton Mall and (most

importantly!) less than 15 minutes to all the best nightclubs that NYC

has to offer was at our footsteps. It was incredible having 24/7

security ensuring the location of the housing was safe and secure and

also having friendly faces to come home to every day. New York can be

intense and overwhelming so living with 100 Irish people who want to

explore the city and are in the same age group was a dream come true.

The building is within walking distance of Central subway lines

(2/3/4/5/A/C/B/D/N/Q and R) so wherever you need to be at whatever time,

you can get there pretty quickly! We never looked back from moving in,

every night there was something fun to do. For nightlife heading out

with Irish promoter Patrick Greene, a friend of J1Accom can have you on

the best rooftop venues enjoying the NYC skyline and making memories to

last a lifetime. We could not recommend J1Accom more, it is a

stress-free, affordable, safe and exciting home base to get the most of

your J1 in the Big Apple!

Jen & Helena Lee Claffey