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w88 Cribs: Take A Peek At The Ludlow & 24th Street Residence

Finding a place to live, and one of comfort and security, can be a daunting task and big deal for students making their first trek away from home to college. At w88, we've got housing options: the Gramercy Women's residence, the 23rd Street Residence and the Ludlow and 24th Street Residence.

In this spring's w88 Style magazine, we took a look at the Ludlow and 24th Street Residence via two different students at the opposite ends of their college education.

Ludlow Residence
Senior Andrew McGuire (BFA Film, fourth-year student) is concentrating on screenwriting. He’s filled his single room at the Ludlow Residence with still lives assembled from various objects he finds amusing or entertaining. “I’ve always done this, since I was a kid,” he says. “I have boxes at home organized from first grade through senior year of high school filled with knickknacks. Because they all contain memories, I’m afraid to throw anything out!”

Shelf in a child's room with a display of toys

The banana and pineapple stress balls are from the Student Health and Counseling office, joined in this shadowbox display with square bobbleheads representing characters from Lost and Orange is the New Black. Photo by Sam Morgan.

A photograph of a record player in a corner that is decorated with photographs.

McGuire picked up this inexpensive portable record player at Urban Outfitters for his collection of vinyl records. In frequent rotation is Carole King’s Tapestry, currently his favorite album. Pretty much every surface in McGuire’s room is pressed into service to display something, such as the collection of photos inside the record player’s lid. Photo by Sam Morgan.

A collection of Russian dolls with Adele painted on them.
The Adele nesting dolls and stuffed pig were gifts from friends. The fake tulips are from Flying Tiger in the Flatiron District. “I don’t use those particular books very much, so they’re serving as a pedestal,” McGuire says. Photo by Sam Morgan.

24th Street Residence
Ryan Cosbert (BFA Fine Arts, first-year student) is originally from Brooklyn, but spent most of her childhood in Virginia Beach. She’s happy to be back in New York City, now that she’s attending w88 and living at the 24th Street Residence. “It’s never boring here,” she says. “There are always events going on, hosted by the RAs (resident assistants), and there’s common space for hanging out.”

art gallery
This gadget from Michaels Stores turns flat art into stickers. Cosbert prints her drawings on photo paper and cuts them to shape. A turn of a knob rolls the art through and applies a layer of adhesive on the back. Photo by Sam Morgan.
African-American hands writing on colored paper with a lemon in the background.

Cosbert’s drawing teacher Brooke Larsen requires students to keep an idea book showing a single idea per page, expressed in any media they choose. Here, Ryan chose to use watercolor. Photo by Sam Morgan.

Image of female roommates.

Ryan chills with her roommate, Yanira Janes Parsons. Photo by Sam Morgan.

Learn more about the 24th Street Residence through Ryan and our new w88 Cribs video below. For more info on w88 housing, housing tours and more, click here. More features found in w88's Style mag can be found here.

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