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Bwog Housing Review: East Campus (Highrise)

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Location: 70 Morningside Dr.

  • Nearby dorms: Wien. That’s literally it.
  • Stores and restaurants: HamDel, Appletree Market, SubsConscious, Kitchenette (!) No banks or large grocery stores, but there is a Citibank ATM on the 4th floor of SIPA.

Amenities:

  • AC/Heating: Yes and yes.
  • Kitchen/Lounge: Yes and Yes. Also a hall lounge. Kitchens are very nice and have a dishwasher, but strangely lack a microwave. Not a huge amount of cabinet space for food and pots/pans for five people who all like to cook, but it’s not impossible for everybody to use it frequently.
  • Computers/Printers: Labs with a printer on the 10th and 18th floors.
  • Bathrooms: One (for five people), with a shower, bathtub, two sinks, and a toilet in a stall.
  • Gym: EC also has two floors with gyms. The term “gym” should be used lightly. There are several cardio machines on each floor, and usually about 80 percent of them are functioning. This is great in the winter though. No weights or anything like that.
  • Intra-transportation: Two elevators that are actually pretty fast and efficient.
  • Wi-Fi: None currently, but there will be next year.
  • Hardwood/Carpet: Renovated suites have all-hardwood floors and a linoleum kitchen floor. Other suites have carpeted rooms, and the hallway and lounge is carpeted.
  • Laundry: A ton of machines (“high-efficiency”) in the basement where there is never a long wait.

Room Variety:

  • Most suites are 5-person (R.I.P. “Exclusion”) with one double and three singles.
  • There is 1 coveted 6-person and 1 5-person suite on each floor that has all singles.
  • The sixth floor of EC has all doubles at 200 sq. ft. each.

Numbers:

  • You need at least one senior in your group to snag a highrise 5-person. There’s just no way around it; your point value needs to be higher than 20.
  • The all-single suites in the highrise go to 30-point groups, and are a little more popular than their Hogan counterparts, perhaps due to location.
  • 6th floor doubles go to sophomores that don’t want to get shafted in McBain.

Bwog Recommendation:

  • The double in the former exclusion suites sucks, but if you’re living with friends you’ve known for a few years, it’ll suck less. Think about the view.
  • If you’re a senior and didn’t get your first-choice suite, look to the 5-persons in EC during Senior Regroup; they’re hot commodities then.
  • If your lotto number is so bad that you’re considering a 6th floor double, just pick whatever room is the biggest on your day. If that’s a 6th floor double, so be it.


Resident Opinions:

  • “Not as much annoying/gross drunk destruction as other ‘party’ dorms like McBain or Ruggles, since it’s mostly upperclassmen. Not a lot of hall vomit/mysterious elevator puddles/tearing down and spreading around of bulletin decorations. Though definitely still some vomit/mysterious elevator puddles.”
  • “Better vending machine than most dorms. In addition to the usual suspects, EC has an ice cream vending machine! This is only exciting for the first few drunken nights you stumble home, but exciting nonetheless.”
  • “The wind tunnel between the lobby and the elevators is terrible in the winter. It seriously must feel the same as dying. I think it’s actually colder/windier in there at night than outside.”

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18 Comments

  1. ughhh  

    Do I have to ask again?! WHERE IS RIVER?

  2. Anonymous

    lmao i just came to post about river. looks like bwog has forgotten it.

    OR ITS PURPOSELY TOYING WITH EMOTIONS -.-

  3. EC Flats  

    Please review?
    Thanks BWOG!

  4. When did

    Appletree becomes not a large grocery store? Because you can't buy lobster like Westise?

  5. well

    3 Blocks north of Appletree are Duane Reade, Citibank, and Met Foodmarket. Just saying.

    Also, for EC generally, you have a professor-in-residence, and the Heyman Center. Feel free to geek out with regularity.

    Also, if you're going to just refer to the highrise, it has a name! Percy Hudson Hall!

  6. Anonymous

    ATM in SIPA! If you go in the entrance by Wien (4th floor of SIPA), it's to your left by the vending machines. Citibank. Charges a fee if you use another bank, but is 10x faster than the ones in Lerner.

  7. Anonymous  

    which suites have been renovated with the hardwood and linoleum?

  8. with added bonus

    of having everyone in harlem glare up at you while we impose elitist panopticon bullshit all over this town.

  9. Anonymous  

    Hi, please review River!

  10. Anonymous  

    could you review 2-person flats
    thank you!

  11. EC native  

    I actually loved living in EC 6h floor doubles. You get a huge new room with your own bathroom. Honestly I think its the best housing you can get as a sophomore outside of Furnald

  12. ec 6 floor doubles  

    are these the only rooms that don't have kitchens? if so...are you just screwed over and need a meal plan if you live there?

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