I was an international student in NYC and I lived in Centro Maria. It’s a residence for young women located in Riverdale. It is well-located, rooms are spacious and have their own private bathroom w/ shower. All utilities are included in the price (which is REALLY affordable) and it includes breakfast. I know it sounds too good to be true, but it is real, you can schedule a visit and the nuns will show you around. The closest station is 231st, which is 20 minutes away from 116th.
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