Finding affordable housing on Long Island can be a challenge. Rental options range from apartment and townhouse complexes, to renting a room or part of a house, to renting a whole house. There are no long-term housing options on-campus for postdocs. There are some limited public transportation options available via a city bus system, on-campus shuttles, and the Long Island Rail Road, but many postdocs can find it limiting to live on Long Island without access to a car.
Some suggestions for finding permanent housing are included below. For VERY temporary accommodations upon arrival, there are also some local hotel options.