The New Homeless: Inside the Accidental Dormitory That Is NYU’s Bobst Library

Written by Mélanie Berliet and published by the New York Observer.

For a grand total of $225 per semester, Felix rents nine small cubbies, which he has named according to their contents: two “closets” (one for dressy clothes, another for casual), a “desk” (laptop, DVD player, several Ziploc bags filled with pens and pencils, stamps, and important documents), a “nightstand” (hairbands, water bottle, snacks), perhaps the most ironic “bookshelf” in existence, and a “bathroom” (toothbrush, deodorant, etc.). For easy access to his belongings, he has memorized every combination.

Tim Lepczyk

Writer, Technologist, and Librarian.

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