Press Release

New York Arts Program Enhances Student Housing for Fall 2017

January 9, 2017 – by Cole Hatcher

Beginning in fall 2017, college students participating in the semester-long New York Arts Program will live in Educational Housing Services rooms inside the midtown Manhattan-based New Yorker Hotel. The location will provide desired amenities and easy access to classes, internships, and cultural experiences. (Photo courtesy of EHS)

New Midtown Manhattan Location Maintains Vibrant City Experience, Adds Amenities

NEW YORK – The New York Arts Program is celebrating 50 years of providing college students with one of the nation’s premier, immersive arts education experiences. And thanks to new student housing options coming in fall 2017, the program is celebrating in style.

Beginning in September, students participating in the semester-long New York Arts Program will live in Educational Housing Services rooms inside the New Yorker Hotel. The hotel is located in midtown Manhattan at 481 Eighth Ave., New York, N.Y.

Linda A. Earle, executive director, said the new housing will maintain the strong sense of community provided by the program’s current West 29th Street building, but provide added amenities and value for students.

“Living in the New Yorker will give students larger rooms with private, full bathrooms as well as amenities including elevator access, a private gym, practice and study rooms, recreation space, and 24-hour monitored security,” Earle said.

“The location is convenient for classes, internships, and entertainment,” she continued. “It’s a quick walk to Penn Station, Herald Square, and Chelsea, and just a short subway ride to the West Village and Upper West Side.”

Since its founding in 1967, the New York Arts Program has provided more than 3,000 students with immersive career preparation in the areas of theatre and dance, music and media, visual arts, and writing and publishing. Students earn academic credit for successfully completing internships, seminars, and workshops.

The New York Arts Program’s professional partners include major theatre companies, musical ensembles, museums, publishers, advertising agencies, and galleries as well as highly regarded individual artists, writers, filmmakers, designers, and creative entrepreneurs.

Managed by Ohio Wesleyan University, the New York Arts Program is a Great Lakes College Association (GLCA) approved program and is open to students from all accredited college and universities, nationally and internationally.

Learn more about the New York Arts Program at nyartsprogram.org.


Founded in 1842, Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation’s premier liberal arts universities. Located in Delaware, Ohio, the private university offers nearly 90 undergraduate majors and competes in 23 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Through Ohio Wesleyan’s signature OWU Connection program, students integrate knowledge across disciplines, build a diverse and global perspective, and apply their knowledge in real-world settings. Ohio Wesleyan is featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives,” listed on the latest President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction, and included in the U.S. News & World Report and Princeton Review “best colleges” lists. Learn more at www.owu.edu.