AC/Heating: No A/C. Pleeeenty of heat. Heaters also make a lot of noise.
Kitchen/Lounge: Lounges on 5, 7, and 9 with a flat-screen, chairs and couches. The only big kitchen is downstairs, so cooking isn’t really an option.
Laundry: Big laundry room near the kitchen. Nothing fancy.
Computers/Printers: Computers and printers next to the laundry on the lobby mezzanine.
Intra-transportation: Two elevators and a central stairwell.
Wi-Fi: Wi-Fi and ethernet.
Hardwood/Carpet: Hardwood or linoleum. The blue tile is kind of gross.
Singles: Tons of John Jay-esque singles. Maybe a little bigger. Around 118 sq. ft.
Doubles: A variety of single room and walk-through doubles. Pretty random sizes. Some are big! Averaging around 150 sq. ft. for each room.
Last year’s final single went to 10/751.
Last year’s final walk-through went to 10/2201.
Last year’s final double went to 10/2976.
Wien has a bad rap, but it seems to have turned around after renovations. Read a classy defense of this much-maligned dorm!
The singles are a good option for rising juniors who don’t want to go to Schapiro.
The doubles are hit or miss. If you can score a good one, nab it. As a rising sophomore, you probably won’t have a better choice..
“I dont know why people talk shit about the sink it is the best! I was skeptical. But its the most convenient thing, at this point I am pretty sure I am dependent. And no critters.”
“The bathrooms are super nice! Seriously! Come check them out! Some fake marble business going on and little shower vestibules. Also a view of Harlem/central park from the toilet. I can watch planes land at JFK from the comfort of the last stall.”
“The toilets by the window on the higher floors have amazing views over the East Side and right into Prezbo’s backyard. it’s a little like being the Shitting Queen of Sheba!”
“The sink in the room thing cannot be stressed enough. it’s not gross and it’s amazingly useful-the mirror over the sink is actually a vanity, and the mirror slides open so you can access all your makeup/toiletries while still being able to use the mirror. technology.”
“The kitchen thing is really the only drawback. But my roommate and I were bequeathed a hotplate from an ex-Wiener, and we invested in a toaster oven, and we can pretty much do everything.”
“Thin walls and more importantly thin doors-noise from your neighbor isn’t as much of a problem as noise from the hall.”
housing reviews 2013
the shitting queen of sheba
trying not to live in wien
what the fuck is with that sink
why would they name a dorm wien like is that a fucking joke