Cooper Square is a 12-story building that is home to more than 250 residents each year in 52 suites. Each bedroom holds up to three residents, and is fully furnished with twin beds, desks, armoires, and dressers. The common area in each suite has a refrigerator, stovetop, and microwave for cooking on your own. Each suite has either two or three bedrooms, with one or two full bathrooms, depending on the number of residents. Floor plans are available here.
Upper East Side Education, Downtown Life
Located in the East Village, Cooper Square is in the middle of one of New York City’s most vibrant neighborhoods, and a quick walk to iconic theater and performance spaces, amazing restaurants, and endless things to see and do. Cooper Square is a straight line from MMC’s campus on both the bus and subway, with an estimated typical commute of 30 minutes. The nearest subway is the 6 train at Astor Place, while the 3rd Avenue and St. Marks express bus is just steps away for an above-ground commute.
Cooper Square Pedestrian Plaza
The redesign of Astor Place and Cooper Square expands pedestrian space in an area with lots of foot traffic, offering our students additional outdoor space to enjoy just steps from the residence hall door. Learn more about the nearly decade-long project here.
Continuing students and some transfer students live at Cooper Square.
Cooper Square has 12 floors; each floor has 4-6 apartments.
Yes, there is a terrace on the 7th floor. Smoking is prohibited on the terrace.
Door to door, taking the 6 train from Astor Place to 68th Street takes about 30 minutes.
Yes! There is a bicycle storage area on the lower level. There is also a Citibike rack nearby - Citibike extends up beyond the college on the Upper East Side.
Each resident gets a regular sized twin bed, desk and chair, drawers, and wardrobe. The furniture at Cooper Square is in its fixed position; beds cannot be lofted or lowered from their set positions.
Beds are regular twins. Some beds will be permanently lofted.
No. Due to the suite floor plans, furniture at Cooper Square is in a set location. Lofted beds must stay lofted and lower beds may not be raised. Students with a particular preference of bed type may select their bed during Fall Housing Selection.
Similar to our 55th Street Residence Hall, there are 2-3 bedrooms per suite, each holding 2-3 people. The rooms are off of the kitchenette and there is one bathroom in each suite; 7 person suites have two bathrooms.
No. The smallest rooms available are doubles.
Yes. Continuing residents may select roommates of any gender, as long as the requests are mutual. See Gender Neutral Housing for more information.
There are two burners, a microwave, cabinet storage and one or two refrigerators (various sizes, depending on suite size). There are no ovens.
Dining Dollars are currently accepted at Kitchen Sink and Heavenly Market. There are also several neighborhood establishments which offer discounts to MMC students.