Links to Other Resources


  1. Newspapers & Other Online Resources
  2. Real Estate Brokers
  3. Landlords and Management Companies

Listing of Web links does not constitute a recommendation of these Web sites nor is the accuracy of the information listed in these Web sites verified by OCHA.

Columbia University assumes no responsibility in connection with any of these Web sites, and recommends that any information listed therein be independently verified.

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Newspapers & Other Online Resources

Local newspapers provide up-to-date information on the housing market. Perusing the classified ads is an efficient way to find out how much it costs to live in New York and what is available in your price range. You will find both fee and no fee listings. Most city-wide newspapers such as The New York Times and The Village Voice focus on Manhattan. Try looking in community and neighborhood newspapers if you want to live in the other boroughs or in the suburbs. Typically, the Sunday edition of a daily newspaper will contain the largest volume of classified ads.

City-wide Newspapers

The New York Times: Daily newspaper. Comprehensive listings of apartments and houses for rent and for sale throughout the metropolitan area.

The Daily News: Daily newspaper.

Local Newspapers

NJ Media Group: Northern New Jersey newspapers.

Brooklyn Paper: Brooklyn.

The Journal News: Daily newspaper. Westchester, Rockland and Putnam Counties.

Newsday: Daily newspaper. Queens and Long Island.

Your Nabe: Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx.

Other Online Resources

Craig's List: Post a listing or search for an apartment, share, or roommate.

Trulia: An online residential real estate site for home buyers, sellers, renters and real estate professionals. It lists properties for sale and rent as well as neighborhood information and community insights. New!

Zillow: An online real estate database for sales and rentals. Users can search and post property, get market reports, rental advice or advice for buying or selling a home. New!

Listing Square: Listings from management companies, mostly "no fee".

NY Bits: Detailed lists of rental buildings, management companies, condos, hotels and hostels, arranged by neighborhood. Also has neighborhood and borough information.

Streeteasy: Search for apartment rentals and sales, arranged by neighborhood. Also has listings for new developments.

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Real Estate Brokers

The following is a list of brokers with searchable Web sites. Brokers charge fees ranging from 12-18%, typically 15% of the annual rent. Outside of Manhattan, the fee may be less, typically equal to one month's rent. If you are looking outside of Manhattan, we recommend using a local broker in your geographic area of interest.

A. N. Shell Realty: Upper West Side, Harlem, Inwood, Washington Heights and Riverdale listings.

Bellmarc Realty: Manhattan listings.

CitiHabitats: Manhattan listings, neighborhood information, market reports, rental guide.

Cooper & Cooper: Ivy League Brokers, Apartment Rentals & Sales, Manhattan, Queens, & Brooklyn 

Corcoran: Manhattan and Brooklyn listings, neighborhood information, market reports, rental guide.

Fenwick-Keats Goldstein: Manhattan listings.

Halstead Property Company: Manhattan,Brooklyn and Riverdale listings, neighborhood information, rental guide.

Harlem Homes, Inc: Morningside, Washington Heights and Harlem listings.

Hecht Group: Manhattan listings and rental guide.

Klara Madlin Real Estate: Manhattan listings.

MLS Manhattan: Manhattan listings from several brokerage firms.

New Heights Realty: Upper Manhattan and Inwood listings.

Prudential Douglas Elliman: Manhattan,Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, and Long Island listings, neighborhood information, rental guide.

Quality Living: Manhattan, Brooklyn and Bronx listings.

Sovereign Associates: Manhattan, including Harlem, Washington Heights and Inwood.

Stone Crest Inc.: Upper West Side listings.

Trebach Realty: Riverdale, Bronx listings.

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Landlords and Management Companies

The companies listed below own and manage buildings primarily located in Manhattan. Exceptions and additional locations are noted. Many of these Web sites list apartment availabilities and are a good source for "no fee" apartments.

Abington Properties: Manhattan

AIMCO: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, and Westchester.

AJ Clarke Real Estate: Manhattan.

Applied Development Company: New Jersey.

Argo Corporation: Manhattan, Riverdale and Queens.

ATA Enterprises: Manhattan.

Avalon Communities: Manhattan, Long Island City, Westchester and New Jersey.

Bettina Equities: Manhattan.

Brodsky Organization: Manhattan.

Carlyle Construction: Manhattan.

Eberhart Brothers: Manhattan.

Empire Management: Manhattan

Equity Residential: Manhattan, New Jersey, and Westchester.

Glenwood Management: Manhattan and Riverdale.

Goldfarb Properties: Manhattan, Queens, and Westchester.

Gotham Developers: Manhattan.

Harlington Realty: Manhattan, Bronx, and Queens.

The Heights Real Estate Company: Manhattan and New Jersey.

Hydra Buildings: Manhattan.

Jakobson Properties: Manhattan primarily downtown, and Queens.

J&M Realty: Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens.

Keyah Enterprises, Inc.: Manhattan.

K & R Management Inc.: Manhattan, including Manhattan Valley, Harlem, Washington Heights, and Hamilton Heights.

Macklowe Management: Manhattan.

Manhattan Park: Roosevelt Island.

Manhattan Skyline Management: Manhattan.

Milford Management: Manhattan.

OgdenCAP Properties: Manhattan.

Olnick Organization: Manhattan and Riverdale.

Parkchester - Bronx, NY: Apartment complex located 50 minutes from Columbia via subway.

The Related Companies: Manhattan.

Jack Resnick & Sons, Inc.: Manhattan.

Rose Associates: Manhattan Apartment Rentals.

Rockrose Development Corp: Manhattan and Long Island City, Queens.

Time Equities: Manhattan.

West63rd Realty: Manhattan, near Lincoln Center.

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General Information about Renting and Landlord/Tenant Guides

Housing NYC: New York City Rent Guidelines Board provides information on the housing market including resources for finding apartments, market data, landlord/tenant issues, rights and advice; e-mail question and answer forum; guidelines for rent stabilized apartments.

Tenant Net: Information on tenant issues and legal information. Links to tenant organizations and government agencies.

Tenants Rights Guide: Published by the New York State Attorney General.

DHCR : New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal.. New York State's housing agency. Click on "Rent Administration" for information on rent regulated apartments.

New York City Department of Housing Preservation & Development (NYCHPD): New York City's housing agency. Information on affordable housing, landlord/tenant issues and housing complaints.

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 Short Term Lodging

De Hirsch Residences at the 92nd Street Y: Lexington Avenue and East 92nd Street. Single and double rooms with shared bathrooms available for a minimum period of 30 days. For more information call 212-415-5650.

Educational Housing Services: Dormitory and single room accommodations in facilities located in Manhattan and Brooklyn rented by semester.

The Hostel Handbook: Guide to hostels in New York City.

Hostelling International - New York City: Hostel located at 891 Amsterdam Avenue at 103rd Street. Reservations can be made online or call 212-932-2300. Dormitory rooms for 4 - 12 persons. Maximum of 14 night stay.

International House: 500 Riverside Drive at 122nd Street. Residence and program center for graduate students and interns. Short term stays available in 11 hotel type guest suites/rooms and in dormitory rooms for a maximum of 20 nights. Summer session housing is also available for a minimum of 30 days. Call 212-316-8473 for short term reservations and 212-316-8436 for admission to the summer session.

Jazz on the Park: 36 West 106th Street between Central Park West and Manhattan Avenue. Youth hostel. Dormitory rooms for 4-12 persons and private rooms. Reserve online or call 212-932-1600. Additional locations at 104 West 128th Street and 307 East 14th Street.

YMCA of Greater New York 3 Manhattan locations: West Side Y located at 5 West 63rd Street, 212-875-4273; Vanderbilt YMCA at 224 East 47th Street, 212-756-9600; and Harlem YMCA at 180 West 135th Street, 212-281-4100. Single and double rooms available.

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Travel and Hotel Information

Columbia's Purchasing Department has negotiated special rates with several local hotels. Click on this link to their Web site to see a list of those hotels along with room rates and contact information.

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Rental Market Reports and Neighborhood Information

Market Reports

The following Web sites provide information on the rental housing market in the metropolitan area

CitiHabitats Market Reports

Corcoran Rental Report

Newspaper Columns on Neighborhoods

The New York Times: Community Data and Profiles; "Living In" Columns

Village Voice: Neighborhoods column

Neighborhood Web sites


Battery Park City: History, neighborhood design, apartments, listings of shops, restaurants, events, and nearby attractions.

The Alliance for Downtown New York: City Hall to the Battery from the East River to West Street. Restaurants, shops, services, maps, and attractions.

East Harlem / El Barrio: East Harlem facts, links to local institutions, and a calendar of events.

Home to Harlem: Neighborhood descriptions, listings of businesses, cultural institutions, restaurants and schools.

Harlem One Stop: Harlem cultural tourism information.

Hell's Kitchen: Neighborhood news, calendars, restaurant listings, and local photographs.

Morningside Area Alliance: Alliance of neighborhood institutions conduct community programs and publish an events calendar.

Murray Hill: Neighborhood association provides information on history, attractions, local events and a business directory.

Turtle Bay: Neighborhood association provides history, places of interest, maps and resources.

Upper West Side: Links to upper west side shops, services, and institutions.

Washington Heights and Inwood: News, history, resources and links to cultural institutions in Washington Heights and Inwood.


BRI&C-Brooklyn Information & Culture on Line: Tourism and attractions, calendar, and neighborhood information.

Brooklyn Tourism & Visitors Center: Calendar, attractions, history, tours, dining and lodging.

Hello Brooklyn: Guide to Brooklyn resources.

Small Town Brooklyn: Information on the neighborhoods between the Brooklyn Bridge and Prospect Park--Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Park Slope and Windsor Terrace.

Williamsburg, Brooklyn: Information on neighborhood events, arts, dining, shopping and services and community affairs.


Bronx Mall: Calendar, community boards, and cultural organizations.

Bronx Tourism Council: Attractions, cultural institutions, dining, and neighborhood descriptions.


Queens County Home Page - Office of the Borough President: Borough events, attractions, neighborhoods, facts and figures, and resources.

Queens Chamber of Commerce: See "Living in Queens" section for neighborhood information.

Discover Queens: Attractions, events, transportation, tours and dining.

Long Island City Business Development Corporation: Attractions, neighborhood news, events, and maps.


Historic River Towns of Westchester: Information on the Hudson Valley and the River Towns including attractions, restaurants, calendar, current issues, and town descriptions.

Westchester County Office of Tourism: Links to towns and villages, travel information, attractions, entertainment, and news.

New Jersey

NJ Internet Neighborhoods: Links to communities throughout New Jersey arranged alphabetically.

New Jersey Monthly: Information on events, neighborhoods, attractions, and dining.

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