Barnard Housing Reviews 2014: 616 W. 116th St.
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… 616 W. 116th Street!
Location: 116 W 116th St. (between Broadway and Riverside)
- Nearby dorms: 600 W, 620 W, Barnard quad, Schapiro, Woodbridge
- Stores and restaurants: Ollie’s, Morton Williams, almost all the Broadway stores.
- Bathrooms: Each suite has its own bathroom.
- AC/Heating: No AC.
- Kitchen/Lounge: Each suite has a kitchen with a sink, gas stove/oven, and refrigerator. TV lounge on the first floor, also has a piano. Study lounges on upper floors.
- Laundry: In basement.
- Computers/Printers: Computer lab on the first floor.
- Gym: None.
- Intra-transportation: Two elevators and a stairwell.
- Wi-Fi: Yes.
- Hardwood/Carpet: Some linoleum variety.
- Singles and doubles variation. Some are all singles, some are mostly singles and a double, etc.
- Singles are about 135 sq ft and doubles are about 196 sq ft
- Solid choice for rising sophomores and juniors
- Good choice for people going into groups that don’t mind having a combo of singles and doubles
- 616 is a great option for students who like being close enough to campus that it’s not much of a walk in the morning to the Barnard buildings
- For rising sophomores, 616 is pretty attainable if you have a group
- “Tends to overheat in the winter”
- “Older building means things break a lot”
- “Most of the kitchens are pretty small in size”
- “Doubles are spacious”
- “The laundry room is huge and you usually never have to wait”
- “It’s nice having the computer lab in our building and not having to leave”
- “Some of the doubles have amazing views over Claremont”
- “The only thing better than living in 616 would be 600 because, well, it’s closest to Broadway”