Housing Reviews 2014: River
Written by Bwog Staff
Housing approacheth. And, unless you’re on top of it, it’s probably coming up sooner than you think. Bwog’s got you covered; we’ll be rolling out two housing reviews per day until no residence hall is left un-reviewed. Prepare to get (even more) excited: this year, we’re reviewing Barnard residence halls, too. Reviews for all! Today’s residence hall is… River!
Location: 628 West 114th Street (between Broadway and Riverside)
- Nearby dorms: Potluck, Woodbridge, Schapiro
- Stores and restaurants: Morton Williams, M2M, Starbucks
- Bathrooms: Four coed 1-person bathrooms per floor
- AC/Heating: Heating, but not at your control. No AC at all
- Kitchen/Lounge: Two kitchens per floor, combined with the lounges which both have new TVs. Super snazzy, newly-renovated lounge in the basement.
- Laundry: Laundry room in basement. Four washers, four dryers
- Computers/Printers: Computer lab in the basement. Four computers and a printer.
- Gym: Gym in the basement. One treadmill, one elliptical, and two medieval torture machines.
- Intra-transportation: One elevator for six floors. Pretty slow, but tolerable because there are only six floors.
- Hardwood/Carpet: Hardwood in the rooms, carpet in the hallways. Tile in the lounge and bathrooms.
- Wi-Fi: Yes.
- Doubles: The only one in the building will be taken by the new Jazz House SIC next year.
- Singles: On floors 2-6, all rooms are singles ranging from 109-147 square feet
- Singles: Singles in River mostly go to Senior and juniors. Seniors usually nab the approximately 140-square-foot rooms; juniors, the 115-square-foot-rooms. Last year’s cutoff for small singles was 20/2197.
- River is a nice, quiet dorm that isn’t too close to the sometimes overwhelming energy of campus and Broadway. Proximity to Riverside park and spacious singles make River a solid housing choice. If you can’t stand the walk or not being in the center of things, Broadway singles (for juniors) and Hogan or Watt singles (for seniors) might be better to consider.
- “I would definitely recommend living in River. It’s a nice, quiet environment and a good place to get work done.”
- “River is a good place to live if you want to take a step back from campus and live in pretty quiet place.”
- “It’s quiet. Possibly even more so than Furnald.”
- “The single-occupancy showers are really nice—and it’s an actual tub/shower!”
- “Try to avoid the first floor street-facing rooms—they’re insanely noisy all morning due to traffic and general street noise. Also, first floor suites limit inhabitants to one bathroom since they do not have swipe access to the other suites on the floor.”
- “There are only a handful of RAs for the entire dorm, so they’re pretty hands-off.”
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