It can't hurt to try. Anywhere you can stow the laptop for a while while you experiment?
Unfortunately storage and ID are the major stumbling blocks. The pattern seems to be anywhere close enough to be accessible is priced out of the ballpark. Anyplace advertising a reasonable storage rate you have to hire a Sherpa to get there.
If I could store my suitcase and just use a small knapsack for my tablet and a few odds and ends I would have a much easier time of it.
Even if the prices were reasonable most places won't deal with you if you don't have a government created ID to show. It is really frustrating. Of course since the Age of Terrorism(tm) in the USA you cannot rent a locker by the day. I think the only people who have lockers in the college are those in the Culinary Institute since they have to change into their staff uniforms to cook or serve at events.
Plus it makes it nearly impossible to apply for a decent job. If you are dragging all your stuff behind you it gives the game away. Additionally, with no state ID they figure you are an illegal Immigrant. I can see the Federal Prison from the campus where Immigration puts those people. I'd rather be homeless than live there.