Bwog Housing Review: Nussbaum
Written by Bwog Staff
- Nearby dorms: McBain and Watt are across Broadway. Hogan and Broadway are only a block away.
- Stores and restaurants: On top of Nussbaum & Wu and Mill Korean. Across the street from Deluxe, Milano and Campo. The rest of Broadway lies at your fingertips (shoetips?). You will live for Nussbaum pizza day. You will love the Milano men.
Cost: $7,492, mid-range price, same as River, LLC, and Harmony
- Bathrooms: The number and exclusivity of bathrooms varies by floor. A1 and D2 doubles and the A7 and D2 singles have private bathrooms. Certain C1 doubles have private bathrooms. On most floors, bathrooms are shared with a 3 or 4:1 student to bathroom ratio.
- AC/Heating: Nussbaum has both AC and heating.
- Kitchen/Lounge: Some halls have their own kitchens, others share them with the adjacent hall. Kitchens vary in size depending on the floor and hall, but all have refrigerators, ample shelf space, a stove, and a sink.
- Laundry: The laundry facilities are located in the basement. Nussbaum charges some of the highest laundry prices on campus: $1.70 per washer or dryer.
- Computers/Printers: There are no printers in Nussbaum. McBain has one NINJA printer, but it is often broken
- Gym: There’s no gym in Nussbaum, though there is what appears to be a work out bench in the basement.
- Intra-transportation: Two elevators and a stairwell. The elevators are relatively slow.
- Wi-Fi: Wi-Fi and ethernet.
- Hardwood/Carpet: All floors are hardwood.
- Facilities: Because Nuss houses non-Columbia residents, it has its own maintenance crew that gets stuff done fast. They clean the bathrooms and kitchens weekly.
- Important update: the 14 largest singles in Nussbaum will be converted to doubles for this upcoming year
- Doubles: 82 rooms, from 174 sq. feet to 220 sq. feet.
- Singles: 35 rooms, from 124 sq. feet to 160 sq. feet.
- Windows vary. The rooms in the bottom corner of the “U” have only one window and it faces your neighbor’s blinds.
- Last year’s last double went to 10/1869; walk-through doubles went to 10/138.
- Last year’s last single went to 30/2495.
- This is a great choice for rising Sophmores looking for doubles. If you want to live with all of your friends but don’t have the Junior connections to work the numbers, choosing adjacent doubles in Nussbaum after a de-group is a good alternative.
- Singles are a good choice for seniors that don’t want to join a suite and want to cook.
- RAs are pretty hands off, and there is a lot of privacy
- “Having a kitchen is great. But having a kitchen which is down a hall, through a strange handle-less door, to the right and shared with a bunch of strangers who keep dirtying your cooking-ware and leaving it in the sink is at times frustrating. Though this may not be universal, the RA practically non-existent. This is good when you want to throw a party in your room and bad when your neighbor wants to. The kids in the adjacent suite regularly have parties which span most of the hallway. Because Nuss houses non-Columbia residents, it has its own maintenance crew who gets stuff done fast. They clean the bathrooms and kitchens weekly. There isn’t a strong sense of community in Nussbaum.”
- Also check out this 2008 review.
Photos by Elyse DeWitt