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Precollege Housing Suggestions

The majority of our participants reside with family members or family friends within the commutable distance of FIT for the duration of their summer program. This is preferred, since every child requires a LOCAL EMERGENCY CONTACT while attending an FIT Precollege Program. The LOCAL EMERGENCY CONTACT designee must be known to the parent or guardian and be 18 years of age or older.  FIT is conveniently located near most MTA subway lines, LIRR, Metro-North Railroad, NJ Transit, Amtrak, commuter busses and is in walking distance of Penn Station.

We will also invite Precollege student participants and their parents to join our closed Facebook Groups where they can connect with other students to share housing recommendations or connect with "travel buddies" to commute with.  Invitations will be sent via email to join this group. 

FIT does not provide, nor is it affiliated with any housing opportunities. Housing recommendations below are listed as a resource to our students and their families.

Recommended Booking Dates 2019:
We recommend arriving early enough before your chosen orientation date so you will have time to settle-in, relax and get your student ID card.  The dates of our various programs are listed below:

Orientation for new students: TBA 2019
High School Workshops: July 1, 2, 3, 5, 2019
Middle School Workshops, Week 1 July 8, 9, 10, 11, 2019
Middle School Workshops, Week 2 July 15, 16, 17, 18, 2019
Middle School Workshops, Week 3 July 22, 23, 24, 25, 2019
High School Summer Live: Classes meet: July 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 2019

FIT is located at West 27th Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues. This midtown location, the center of the fashion industries, is easily reached by every subway, major railroad line, and bus route in the city. There are also parking garages in the neighborhood, however there is no on-campus parking.

Summer Housing Options:


New York Habitat is a full-service licensed real estate agency specializing in furnished short-term rentals. When you contact New York Habitat, you’ll be assigned an agent who will personally help you find the ideal accommodation for your needs, budget and location.

New York Habitat has apartments and rooms for short-term furnished rentals (stays of up to 1 month), monthly furnished rentals (stays of 1 month to 1 year), and roommate shares (stays of 1 month to 1 year). We are also conveniently located for FIT students, with offices directly across 7th Avenue from campus. FIT students can use promo code ‘FIT 2019’ for a 10% discount on agency fees!

For more information or to submit a request, contact:

Isabelle Fleury
New York Habitat
307 7th Ave (3rd Floor, Suite 306)
[email protected]
Phone: (212) 255-8018

Stay at a hotel with FIT preferred rates
Several hotels in the Midtown area have FIT preferred rates and may be able to provide rates for extended stays of three weeks or more.

Hotel Hayden  
127 W 28th St.                                                                                                                                                                                                          
New York, NY 10001
Phone: (212) 973-9000                                                                                                                                                                                                    
For rates, speak to Danielle Dymond during business hours Monday-Friday at (646) 484 4360. Hotel Hayden offers students at FIT a 5%-10% discount.

Four Points by Sheraton Manhattan Chelsea                                                                                                                                                          
25th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues                                                                                                                                                                        
For rates, speak to Andrea in the Sales department during business hours Monday-Friday.

Holiday Inn Hotel, New York City
26th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues
For rates, Call and speak to Group Sales Agent during business hours Monday-Friday. Students from FIT can receive a 10% - 20% discount based on how far in advance reservations are made and the day rate running at the time of booking. Students must identify themselves as enrolled in FIT programs.

Hilton Garden Inn, New York City
28th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues
212-564-2181 x2504
For rates, speak to Marissa Goldstein in the Sales department during business hours Monday-Friday. Hilton Garden offers students at FIT a 10% discount. Hilton highly recommends that you book your stay as far in advance as possible to assure the best possible rate. Students must identify themselves as enrolled in FIT programs. 

Double Tree By Hilton Hotel - Chelsea 
128 west 29th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues
For rates, call and speak to Sales department during business hours Monday-Friday.

Hampton Inn Manhattan - Chelsea 
108 West 24 street between 6th and 7th Avenues 
For rates, call and speak to Sales department during business hours Monday-Friday.

More listings here...

Stay at a Youth/Student Hostel
Youth hostels are inexpensive alternatives to extended-stay hotels and dorms. Please note: most hostels cater to college-aged students.

Chelsea International Hostel
251 W 20th Street
Students checking in must be 18 years of age or older, with a current passport. 

American Dream Hostel
168 E 24th Street
Students under 18 years of age may check in with a valid ID and a written or over-the-phone permission from a guardian.