J1 Summer Students 2017
It is also realistic that you will be waiting 3-4 weeks before receiving your social security number although you should have documentation from your sponsor stating that employer's can hire you and that your S.S. # will be issued soon. You will also receive a letter from the S.S. office that your application for S.S. # is in progress.
SOCIAL SECURITY OFFICES
820 Concourse Village West
Accessible via # 4 subway train to 161st Street .
237 West 48th St.
20 South Broadway
Craigslist.org advertises accommodation in New York and all other states. Please be wary of some of the listings on Craigslist and do organize a money transfer without viewing the accommodation.
Check the accommodation notice board daily at the center and let staff know how you are getting on.
Other Irish Centers in the Queens/Bronx/NY areas:
Emerald Isle Immigration Center
Emerald Isle Immigration Center
New York Irish Center
Also check the weekly Irish newspapers if staying in Woodlawn, Bronx or Queens/Woodside:
It is a standard requirement to pay the first month's rent and a month's deposit in advance. The average total rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,400 per month ($700 per room/per person) and $1,800 per month for a 3 bedroom apartment ($600 per room/per person).
Check the Accommodation notice board in the Aisling Center on a daily basis for accommodation in Yonkers and the Bronx , as well as local delis, shops, and launderettes.
Utility bills (electric, phone & internet, cable TV) are usually not included in the stated rent. Depending on how many people you share the apartment with; utilities can cost an additional $120-200 per month.
Before purchasing furniture, check notices boards in your area for any “free furniture” ads. People also throw out furniture in the garbage, some of which can be in great condition. So, keep your eyes on the sidewalks for any unwanted pieces of furniture or electronics!
YOU WILL NEED TO BRING $2,000 MINIMUM WITH YOU TO COVER RENT AND LIVING EXPENSES UNTIL YOU RECEIVE YOUR FIRST WEEK'S SALARY.
Check the notice board in the Aisling Center on a daily basis for accommodation in Yonkers and the Bronx . Also, check local delis, shops and launderettes in the neighborhood for rented accommodation ads.
Check out our website or ask at the center for a list of local guest/short term/self-catering accommodation.
Also, check out the Facebook page
For hostel accommodation, the most popular website is
*Hyatt Place Hotel offers friends of Aisling Irish Community Center a 10% discount off standard reservation rates. Use code 43536. Click here to make an online reservation or call 1-800-233-1234.
The above list is for information purposes only and should not be taken as an endorsement of any of the accommodations listed.
Bob's Discount Furniture
Discount Furniture Warehouse
EMERGENCY/ GENERAL INFORMATION
CIEE/ USIT Health Insuranace 888-268-6245
Interexchange 917-373-0994 https://www.interexchange.org/contact/
Interexhange/ SAYIT Health Insurance : White Horse Administration Services Limited, +44 1733 224 892, firstname.lastname@example.org
Consulate General of Ireland, 345 Park Avenue, NY 10154 17th floor (51st Street), 212-319-2556