Mar

20

Bwog Housing Review: Hogan

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Location: 566 W. 114th

  • Nearby dorms: Broadway, Ruggles, Carman. Worth noting that Hogan shares an entrance with the Broadway residence hall, so occupants get similar amenities to Broadway.
  • 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.

Cost:

  • $8,324 (same as EC, Ruggles, Watt, Woodbridge)

Amenities:

  • Bathrooms: One normal-sized bathroom per suite.
  • AC/Heating: No AC, but some rooms have two windows for an extra breeze.
  • Kitchen/Lounge: Large kitchens that come with a lot of storage space (plenty of cabinets but too few drawers). Each suite has a large lounge as well. Only some lounges have closets, but all bedroom hallways have closets.
  • Laundry: Laundry room is always free empty! Seventh floor.
  • Computers/Printers: Shared computer lab with the Broadway dorm; on third floor.
  • Gym: No gym.
  • Intra-transportation: Single elevator is often commandeered by maintenance staff, but there’s only 7 floors so you’ll be fine on the stairs.
  • Hardwood/Carpet: Carpeting, meh.
  • Bike storage: You get large singles, so you might be able to store one in your room.

Room variety:

  • Four- or five-person suites that are comprised of only huge (120-150 sq. ft.) singles. In 2010, there was a new six-person suite on the 7th floor.
  • Each suite comes with one kitchen, one bathroom, and a spacious lounge.
  • Some rooms have two windows, but if you face Broadway, be prepared for noise.

Numbers:

  • All seniors. All suites likely to be gone by the first day of Suite Selection. Often said to be the most desirable place to live as a senior.
  • Need at least 30/2000. 30/1200 to feel safe.

Bwog recommendation:

We assume you’re an all-senior group. Groups of four have the most options: if you can’t get EC townhouses, this (and Ruggles) will likely be your fallback; some will likely prefer Hogan for its spaciousness and proximity to Broadway. If you are in a five-person group, see what’s available on your day of Suite Selection. Good EC Highrises should be your fallback, and of course, Senior Regroup is always an option. Remember, a large part of Hogan is going to be renovated!

Resident opinions:

  • “Everything you could ever want in a dorm.”
  • “A little run down but it’s being renovated slowly floor by floor.”
  • “LOTS of storage space: I have 4 drawers, 4 shelves, one closet, three shelf-sized cabinets, and four massive cabinets near the ceiling. Even more storage space than Carman rooms.”
  • “Perfect for throwing classy parties.”
  • “Very quiet building, very hands-off RAs.”
  • “100% seniors who are too busy writing theses to throw obnoxious parties.”
  • “Old building (pre-1900) tends to have mice.”
  • “Delivery people know where the building is, no questions asked.”

Gallery:

Some photos by Elyse DeWitt.

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14 Comments

  1. pricing  

    will someone explain to me why there's a $1000 hike in all the housing prices?

  2. Anonymous  

    can housing turn on the hot water in River please? seriously, it's been a week now...

  3. rising sophomore  

    Hey Bwog, can you please review housing that rising sophomores pick into? like mcbain and schapiro?

  4. Uhhh  

    FREE LAUNDRY?!?!?!

  5. Hogan  

    is getting renovated this summer. Just so you know...

  6. Anonymous  

    Is it possible to get into a Broadway single as a rising junior with a lottery number between 2000 and 2500? The cutoff history info is confusing/contradictory.

  7. senior  

    hogan is not that great....wish I'd picked EC

  8. Anonymous

    does anyone know if the "E" suite of hogan, specifically 5th floor, faces a shaft?

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