Resident Life

Life in Brooklyn

With more than three million residents, Brooklyn is the largest and most populous of the five boroughs that make up New York City. Brooklyn is traditionally one of the first stopping points for immigrants to the United States, and in fact, one of every seven Americans can trace his or her family roots back to Brooklyn.

Brooklyn residents have a strong sense of community, enjoying family life in seven distinct neighborhoods, including Sunset Park with its magnificent view of the New York skyline, Bay Ridge with its 19th century Italianate mansions and Verrazano Narrows Bridge, and Park Slope, which slopes upward from the Gowanus Canal to Prospect Park and features a lovely section of landmark homes. With the new NYC Waterway Ferry that is now available, travelers can now explore more of what Brooklyn has to offer. The Brooklyn Cruise terminal in Red Hook is also the growing point of New York’s cruise industry.

Brooklyn is home to many internationally recognized cultural institutions, such as the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, Brooklyn Academy of Music, and the Barclay’s Center, which offers many different forms of entertainment. Other famous areas of interest are Prospect Park and the Brooklyn Bridge, which symbolize the urban pride of all Brooklynites. Brooklyn is a vibrant, culturally diverse, economically growing community that offers its residents a wide array of housing, education, employment, cultural, and recreational opportunities, including great restaurants, intriguing shops, open parks, performing arts centers, and a fascinating aquarium.

NYU Lutheran's Neurology Residency Program allows residents the free time to explore all that Brooklyn and New York City have to offer. Many of our residents choose to live in the Bay Ridge and Park Slope areas, giving them access to some of the best restaurants, entertainment, and shopping in all of Brooklyn.


Resident Life

Residents are paid a competitive resident salary.


NYU Langone Brooklyn campus offers a competitive benefit package to house staff, including medical, dental, and mental health coverage. Up-to-date benefit information can be obtained from the Graduate Medical Education website. Residents are also offered an annual meal allowance.

Book and Conference Stipend
Each resident is allotted an annual stipend for various educational materials including books, smart phones, board examination fees, licensing fees and others. A one-time conference stipend can be used towards any conference that the resident decides to attend.

Vacation and Leave
Each resident is permitted four (4) weeks of paid vacation per annum. In addition, residents are entitled to medical, family, and educational leaves. A personal leave of absence may be granted at the discretion of our Program Director.