HB Resources for Student Actors

Student IDs

Registered students may request an HB Studio Identification card, which may be used for student discounts at participating vendors, partners, shows, and at HB Studio events. Student offers are announced on our 2nd-floor bulletin board and through our email Weekly Notice. For full-time students, Photo IDs are available for a cost of $10.

Student Discounts

A 10% discount with the HB Student Identification card is currently available at:

BookBook
266 Bleecker Street

Capezio Dance Theatre Shop
201 Amsterdam Avenue @69th Street

Integral Yoga Institute NYC
227 West 13th Street

Prosmile Dental Services
53 West 72nd Street @ Columbus Avenue

Students may also use the card for discounted tickets at participating theatres. Contact the venue box office in advance to inquire about any discounts with your student ID card. Check our email Weekly Notice or the 2nd-floor bulletin board for current student discounts and ticket offers.

Uta Hagen’s classic acting texts, A CHALLENGE FOR THE ACTOR and RESPECT FOR ACTING, and DVDs of UTA HAGEN’S MASTER CLASS are available for sale in the 3rd-floor office. We also carry the anthology THE TRAINING OF THE AMERICAN ACTOR, which features an article by Carol Rosenfeld on Uta Hagen’s way of teaching, Carol Rosenfeld’s workbook ACTING AND LIVING IN DISCOVERY, and Jack Garfein’s LIFE AND ACTING.

Study Acting in the United States

Life in New York City

New York City is one of the globe’s most vibrant cultural epicenters. Diverse and teeming with energy, life in New York City is a stimulating, rich experience. NYC boasts art museums that rival the best in the world; theatre to take in every night of the week; nightlife that will keep you dancing into the early morning; rock concerts, symphonies and operas; beautiful parks and gardens; and delectable food from around the world. For those on a tight budget, NYC has plenty to do for free or on the cheap–check out the Museum of Modern Art free of charge on Friday evenings, snag an inexpensive student-rush ticket to an off-Broadway show, or take a walk along the Highline Park on a Spring afternoon. With so much going on, it is impossible to do it all–but with public transportation running 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, you can always try!

For performers and artists, New York City is the place to come to be inspired–with so many opportunities to create art, meet fellow collaborators, audition, perform, and play, the city will motivate and energize you to diligently pursue your dreams and aspirations.

Useful NYC Links

NYC Subway Map
NYC Bus Map
The New York Subway Finder (find subway directions to any street in Manhattan)

Drama Resources

Drama Book Shop
250 West 40th Street

BookBook
266 Bleecker Street

Samuel French
235 Park Ave. South

Dramatists Play Service
440 Park Ave. South

Greenwich Village

HB Studio is located in a region of Manhattan called Greenwich Village. This neighborhood has a rich and diverse history dating back to 1712. The area is easily accessible to major subway and bus lines as well as the CitiBike program. You will be surrounded by numerous restaurants, shopping, nightlife and activities but will just as easily get to relaxing parks and recreation areas.

Housing Opportunities

Although we have tried to include only reputable housing resources, we ask that you please check out facilities carefully before committing yourself. HB Studio is not affiliated with these organizations and assumes no responsibility for any housing listings included in this guide.

Popular resources for apartment and roommate searches include:

Craigslist
Gypsy Housing on Facebook
Naked Apartments
Pad Mapper
Roomi 

CO-ED RESIDENCES

92Y RESIDENCE
Private room and shared room options available
1395 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10128
PHONE: 212-415-5660 / TOLL FREE: 800-858-4692

AMERICANA HOMESTAY HOST SERVICE
Private room and shared room options available
199 East 205th Street
Bronx, NY 10458
PHONE: 347-371-3085
americanahomestaynyc@gmail.com

EDUCATIONAL HOUSING SERVICES
Single, double and triple occupancy housing options at 1760 Third Avenue (Upper East Side), St. George Towers (Brooklyn Heights) and the New Yorker (Midtown West)
PHONE: 1-800-297-4694

INTERNATIONAL HOUSE
Single occupancy rooms with a variety of housing formats
500 Riverside Drive
New York, NY 10027
PHONE: 212-316-8400

SARA’S HOMESTAY
Homestay, Residence/Dormitory and Private Apartment options available

THE TOWERS AT THE CITY COLLEGE OF NEW YORK 
One, two, three and four bedroom options available
401 West 130th Street
New York, NY 10027
PHONE: 917-507-0070
FAX: 917-507-0019
towers@ccny.cuny.edu

MEN’S RESIDENCES

KOLPING HOUSE
Short-term residence for up to 3 months
165 East 88th Street
New York, NY 10128
PHONE: 212-369-6647

WOMEN’S RESIDENCES

CENTRO MARIA
539 West 54th Street
New York, NY 10019
PHONE: 212-757-6989
centromaria.ny.residence@gmail.com

JEANNE D’ARC RESIDENCE
253 West 24th Street
New York, NY 10012
PHONE: 212-989-5952
jdaresidence@gmail.com

MARKLE EVANGELINE RESIDENCE
123 West 13th Street
New York, NY 10011
PHONE: 212-242-2400 / TOLL FREE: 877-317-6911
FAX: 212-229-2801
markle.residence@use.salvationarmy.org

SHORT-TERM HOUSING

AIRBNB
Short-term lodging including apartment rentals and homestays

HOSTELLING INTERNATIONAL
American Youth Hostels
891 Amsterdam Avenue (at 103rd Street)
New York, NY 10025
PHONE: 212-932-2300 / 212-932-2574
FAX: 212-662.6731

YMCA
Guest rooms available in Harlem, the West Side, Flushing, Greenpoint and Vanderbilt.

SUMMER HOUSING

EDUCATIONAL HOUSING SERVICES 
Single, double and triple occupancy housing options at 55 John Street (Financial District) and The Marymount (Midtown East)
PHONE: 1-800-297-4694

NYU LAW SCHOOL – SUMMER LIVING PROGRAM
240 Mercer Street
New York, NY 10012-1558
PHONE: 212-998-6510
FAX: 212-995-4033
law.slny@nyu.edu

NYU SUMMER HOUSING
726 Broadway, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10003
PHONE: 212-998-4600
summer.housing@nyu.edu

SVA SUMMER HOUSING
23 East 23rd Street
New York, NY 10010
PHONE: 212-592-2000
FAX: 212-725-3587
summerhousing@sva.edu