Southtown deck overlooking the Manhattan skyline.


Southtown is a 16-story luxury apartment building that houses postdoctoral associates and their family members. It’s located on Roosevelt Island, which is a subway or tram ride across the East River from our main campus. Accommodations include unfurnished studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom apartments for postdocs and their families, as well as two and three-bedroom apartments shared by postdoc roommate groups. All apartments have full kitchens and baths.

Furnishings: None. Residents must provide their own furniture. Each unit has standard kitchen appliances.

Utilities: Water and heat are included in your rent, but you are responsible for gas and electric. You must set up your account with Con Edison—NYC’s gas and electric provider— prior to moving in. You can also contact a local cable provider for cable TV and internet service.

Air Conditioning: HVAC units in each room.

Pets: Pets are permitted, but prior approval is required and a fee may apply. For more details, incoming residents can contact Housing, while current residents can speak with building staff at the concierge desk.

While Southtown is a primarily a postdoctoral associate building, current residents who are promoted to a faculty title (Instructor or above) at Weill Cornell Medicine may be permitted to remain in their apartment at the faculty rate. Please refer to Postdoctoral Associate Housing Policy for details on housing eligibility and tenancy limits.


  • Air Conditioning
  • Doorman
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Center
  • Garden
  • Laundry Room
  • Lounge
  • On-site Maintenance/Live-in Superintendent
  • Roof Deck

Costs & Residents

Housing Fees: 2021-2022

Studio: $1,785 – $1,980

One-Bedroom: $2,123 - $2,557
Two-Bedroom: $3,247 - $3,656
Two-Share: $1,289/person
Three-Share: $1,252 - $1,289/person

  • Postdoctoral Associates


465 Main Street
The Southtown entrance.
The living room and dining area in a Southtown one-bedroom apartment.
A desk view overlooking the Queensboro Bridge in a Southtown one-bedroom apartment.
The bedroom in a Southtown one-bedroom apartment.
The interior view of a bedroom in a Southtown one-bedroom apartment.
The bathroom in a Southtown one-bedroom apartment.
The kitchen in a Southtown one-bedroom apartment.
The roof deck has beautiful views of Manhattan and Queens.
The fitness room has cardio and weightlifting equipment.
The resident lounge is located on the first floor.
The lobby is staffed by a concierge 24/7.
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Housing Office Hours M-F 9AM-5PM (646) 962-2525