The Benjamin, Cardozo's New Residence Hall

Cardozo Law has announced the opening of its newly renovated residence hall, the Benjamin, which will open for students in the fall semester. The Benjamin occupies a seven story building on Lexington Avenue and 29th Street in Manhattan. Students may apply for three kinds of furnished rooms, all of which have air conditioning, WiFi, smart TVs, and access to a laundry room, exercise room, a large ground floor common area with comfortable lounge seating, a top-floor solarium study room, and a rooftop patio with views of the City.

Please click here to see photos of the commons areas.

The Benjamin Residence

Option A:
A studio with private bathroom, and access to a kitchen on the floor that is shared with one other studio unit.

Option B:
A two bedroom suite with a shared kitchen and bathroom.

Option C:
A three bedroom suite with shared bathroom and kitchen.

Please click here to view floor plans.

Rates are available to admitted and continuing students on the Admitted Students section of this site, or by contacting Stephen Berniker at or (212) 372-0713.

Please note, pets are not permitted in the building.  Smoking is prohibited in all student apartments and all common areas, including hallways and stairwells.

Housing Application, Instructions & Timeline

ELIGIBILITY:  Entering students receive priority for housing.  All selected occupants must be Cardozo students.  In certain cases non-students may qualify to share apartments with students.
AVAILABILITY:  Apartments will be available approximately one week before orientation to approximately June 1, 2017.  Housing assignments are for one academic year and every student assigned housing will be required to sign an occupancy agreement for the entire 10-month period.
HOW TO APPLY:  Please complete the Housing Application, which will be returned via email, and submit a refundable $300 deposit.  Payment should be made by check or money order payable to Grubb & Ellis Management Services, Inc., and mailed to:
Newmark Grubb Knight Frank
125 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10017
Attn: Stephen Berniker
The housing deposit will be applied toward your housing charge should you receive a housing assignment.
Please Note: Only students who have already submitted a tuition deposit will be considered for housing. 
HOUSING ASSIGNMENTS:  Newmark Grubb Knight Frank makes housing assignments and will make every effort to accommodate as many housing requests as possible.  In addition to requesting a certain size apartment, you may request a specific roommate or have a roommate assigned to you.  In general, housing will first be assigned to students whose permanent residence is outside the greater New York metropolitan area.  The Law School reserves the right to determine the priority for the assignment of housing.  We encourage students to submit an application as early as possible.
NOTIFICATION:  Students will be notified of their housing assignment by May 27, 2016.  If you accept the assignment, you will be required to return a signed occupancy agreement.  The balance of your first semester’s housing charge will be added to your tuition and fees bill.
If you choose not to accept the assignment, you must notify Newmark Grubb Knight Frank in writing no later than June 10, 2016.  Housing deposits will be refunded in full until June 10, 2016.
Students denied housing due to space limitations will be able to place their names on a waiting list.
Students who are admitted to the Law School after the May 6 housing application deadline will be eligible to apply for housing.  Assignments will be made on a space available basis.  If no space is available, students will have the option of placing their names on a waiting list.
Housing deposits will be refunded to students who do not receive a housing assignment.
Friday, April 22, 2016
Applications available online for incoming and current students.
Friday, May 6, 2016
Application priority deadline.  Housing application and $300 deposit due to Newmark Grubb Knight Frank.
Friday, May 27, 2016
Notification of housing assignments.
Friday, June 10, 2016
Deadline for students to accept their housing assignments by returning signed license agreement. This is also the deadline for students to decline their housing assignments and receive a refund of the $300 housing application deposit.  No refunds after June 10, 2016.
If you have any questions, please contact Stephen Berniker at or (212) 372-0713.

Finding Off-Campus Accommodations

Many students find housing in Greenwich Village, Tribeca, SoHo, and other neighborhoods near the Cardozo campus. The school is conveniently accessible to many bus and subway lines, and is a short subway or bus ride to Penn Station and Grand Central Station. Students can commute easily from other New York neighborhoods where rents are relatively inexpensive. The Housing in New York Guide provides information regarding New York City's various neighborhoods and tips on finding an apartment in the metropolitan area.  An updated housing guide will be posted here in mid-May.
Additionally, there are organizations in New York City that specialize in providing temporary or long-term housing to students and interns.  Some of these resources are listed below.
Summer housing opportunities for students:
Fall/Spring housing opportunities for students:

In Need of an Apartment or Roommate?


Members of the Cardozo community may list their available apartments and/or interest in finding a roommate by joining their entering-class Facebook group.  May 2016-entering students may click here for their Facebook group, and Fall 2016-entering students may click here for their Facebook group.

Facilities: Request a Work Order Online

A work order is required to ensure that your request is received, scheduled and assigned to the appropriate personnel. Access the online work order request system to submit work requests and follow-up on previously submitted requests. You will be provided with a job tracking number after completing the online work order.