If you’re anything like me, you can't constantly study in the same place without quickly getting bored and needing a change of scenery. It seems like most Stern students get stuck studying in Bobst, their dorm, or the third floor lounge. But with a school as big as NYU, there are a lot of other spots you might be missing out on. Here are five hidden gems around campus that could become your new favorite study spot:
1. 194 Mercer Building
194 Mercer Street
This building only has two floors of classrooms but on either end of each floor, there’s a small seating area perfect for finishing up an essay. The building is kind of separate from the rest of campus so there isn’t much foot traffic (except between classes) and the quiet setting really helps me focus.
3. Furman Hall
245 Sullivan Street
Furman Hall is one of the Law School’s buildings. It’s lounge has comfortable seating and a little cafe where you can buy snacks. At night, when classes are over, the classrooms are great spots for group projects because they have huge meeting tables. (I’ve spent many nights here for a case competition.)
. Lipton’s Commuter Den
33 Washington Square West
I am not a commuter, but that doesn’t stop me from curling up in one of the comfy orange chairs and catching up on some work between classes. Sometimes I grab lunch from Kimmel or Lipton before eating and studying in the commuter den. It’s a large, open space, so sound can unfortunately travel from across the room, but when it’s quiet, it’s super comfortable.