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Housing Reviews 2012: Hogan

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Location: 566 W. 114th

  • Nearby dorms: Broadway, Ruggles, Carman. Hogan shares an entrance with the Broadway residence hall, which the hip kids have taken to calling “Brogan.”
  • Stores and restaurants: Close to Lerner and Butler, across the street from Amir’s, Havana, International. One of the best locations on campus, with Milano and Lerner each located a block away.

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.

Room variety:

  • Four- or five-person suites that are comprised of only huge (120-150 sq. ft.) singles(!). There’s one random 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 30/1500. 30/1000 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 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.

Resident opinions:

  • “The rooms are small, but clean. The worst part: the bathrooms are disgusting. Imagine the bathroom from 8 mile.”
  • “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.”

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7 Comments

  1. Anonymous  

    Does anyone know whether the University Apartments are open to general selection?

  2. Anonymous  

    what lottery # do you need for university apartments???????

  3. Anonymous  

    The University Apartments are no longer being offered next year (according to the housing website) :(((

  4. Anonymous  

    All of the floors have been renovated at this point. Two bathrooms, hardwood flooring, large storage space in the hallway + coat closet in the living room.

  5. Anonymous  

    i hear the penthouse is the shit.

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