Bwog Housing Review: Broadway
Written by Bwog Staff
Location: 2900 Broadway (actual entrance on 114th, shared with Hogan)
- Nearby dorms: Hogan, Ruggles, Carman. Worth noting that Broadway shares an entrance with Hogan.
- Stores and restaurants: Close to Lerner and Butler, across the street from Amir’s, Havana, International. Morton’s is only a block away across Broadway.
- $6,718 (same as Furnald, McBain, Schapiro, Wien)
- Bathrooms: Corridor-style, so shared M/F bathrooms… but there are two of each per floor!
- AC/Heating: AC and heat.
- Kitchen/Lounge: Each floor has a decently-sized kitchen/lounge combo that has two separate stoves, a dishwasher, a microwave, and a large flatscreen TV. Broadway’s skylounge is easily the best around. There’s also a large first-floor lounge with ample space for group studying.
- Laundry: In basement. Didn’t accept Flex last semester, but now it does.
- Computers/Printers: Computer lab with printer on the third floor. Printer prone to be fussy.
- Gym: No gym.
- Intra-transportation: Three blazing-fast elevators. They have a tendency to malfunction at odd hours of the day… but still, there’s three elevators.
- Hardwood/Carpet: Hardwood/laminate.
- Bike storage: You might be able to squeeze one in the larger singles or doubles.
- Most floors have three doubles, one of which is pretty spacious (200 sq. ft.)
- Rest of the rooms are singles: exterior (more desirable) and interior (shaft, less desirable). Sizes range from 95 sq. ft. to 120 sq. ft.
- Seniors can get the large singles, with juniors and lucky sophomores snagging up the less desirable ones.
- Doubles generally go to sophomores.
If you’re a senior and in General Selection, Broadway pretty much guarantees you decent housing. Juniors in General Selection should look at Broadway before Schapiro or Wien, given the amenities, room sizes, and proximity to campus and shops/restaurants. For sophomores, large doubles in Broadway are a good alternative to Furnald or McBain.
- “Equidistant to north part of campus and Westside Market, meaning you can actually walk back to your dorm in between classes.”
- “Hardly any parties despite extremely laid-back RAs that you see maybe twice a week.”
- “Floor-bonding is virtually non-existent for first couple of months but eventually picks up a little. Still, the social life is academically-geared and lounges are strictly for studying on weekdays.”
- “Overall Broadway is mostly criticized for its lack of any character and unbalanced personality dynamics. Sometimes its blandness will make it feel like living in your generic college residence hall. Redeeming qualities are ease of living, location, and spacious lounges.”
Some photos by Elyse DeWitt.