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.
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.
Mainly six-person suites with six singles, some with four singles and a double
There are a handful of four-person, four single suites.
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
This is pretty hard to beat for seniors. Be wary if you’re really picky about bathroom cleanliness.
“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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