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Bwog Housing Review: EC (Townhouses)

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Location: 70 Morningside Dr.

  • Nearby dorms: The rest of EC, Wien. Nothing else.
  • 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.

Cost: $8,210  dollaz.

Amenities:

  • AC/Heating: Yes and yes.
  • Kitchen/Lounge: The kitchens are well-outfitted and recently remodeled. The island space in the center of the kitchen offers copious counter-top space, making it possible for multiple people to cook in the kitchen at once as well as doubling as a nifty bar for all those late-night reenactments of your favorite moments from Cheers.
  • Computers/Printers: Labs with a printer on the 10th and 18th floors of the high rises.
  • Bathrooms: Sharing one between as many as six can be trying. They come with a shower, two sinks, and a toilet in a stall.
  • Gym: EC also has two floors with gyms. These have several cardio machines. Nothin’ fancy.
  • Intra-transportation: Just one flight of stairs to get to the upper townhouses.
  • 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: An army of fast machines.
  • Storage: Copious storage space! A coat closet, plus as many as two extra closets which would make a freshman in John Jay weak at the knees.

Room Variety:

  • Mainly six-person suites with six singles, some with four singles and a double
  • There are a handful of four-person, four single suites.

Numbers:

  • Four-Persons: Lucky seniors.  ~30/500.  Don’t bet the house (or friendships) on this one.
  • All-single six-persons: Midrange.  ~30/1500
  • One-double Sixer: They go relatively late.  ~30/2200

Bwog Recommendation:

  • This is pretty hard to beat for seniors. Be wary if you’re really picky about bathroom cleanliness.


Resident Opinions:

  • “The walls in EC townhouses are extremely thin. There are many reasons why this can be, um, problematic.”
  • “Lots of mice!!!”
  • “Sharing a single bathroom between six people usually works out — if you never actually have to use the bathroom. Otherwise, you’ll soon find yourself toying with the idea of purchasing a chamberpot.”
  • “EC townhouses are a MUST for anyone who likes throwing parties. The combination of generous space and prime location is unbeatable for cocktails, shindigs, soirees, and even clambakes.”
  • “The courtyard corridors are so windy that no matter what hairstyle you enter them with, you always exit with the Bieber.”

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4 Comments

  1. Anonymous  

    Spell check the headline.

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