It’s that time of the year again: spring everlasting winter! And that can mean only one thing—the annual installment of Bwog’s housing reviews. Today, we bring you the lowdown on the most aptly named dorm on campus: Broadway.
Location: 556 West 114th Street. Housing, facilities, and WikiCU will say 2900 but 556 is what you want to tell the delivery guy.
Nearby dorms: Hogan, Ruggles, Carman
Stores and restaurants: MoWi, BoSchwo, Amir’s, Haagen Daaz, Starbucks, Nussbaum & Wu, pretty much all of Broadway
$7,640 (same as McBain, Wien, Schapiro, Furnald)
Bathrooms: Communal bathrooms; two women’s and two men’s on each floor
AC/Heating: Heat and AC, and you have the power (to control it)!
Kitchen/Lounge: Small kitchen on each floor with a more spacious lounge (TV, armchairs, couch) across the hall.
Laundry: Laundry in the basement
Computers/Printers: Computer lab on the third floor. Eight computers and one printer (for the whole building!!). Printer breaks often.
Intra-transportation: Three super fast, super state-of-the-art elevators
Hardwood/Carpet: Hardwood in the rooms, carpet in the hallways and lounge. Tile in the bathroom, kitchen, and area in front of the elevator.
Singles: Most of the rooms in Broadway. They range from 102 sq. ft. to a whopping 134 sq. ft. Most singles are between 100 and 115 sq. ft.
Doubles: Three doubles on each floor, one 200 sq. ft. and two that are ~165 sq. ft.
Large singles typically taken by rising seniors (cutoff was 30/2794 last year, though much lower—30/1025—the year before)
Other singles are taken by rising juniors (cutoff was 20/2585 last year), and some sophomores are able to get into the doubles (cutoff 10/2995 for the small doubles, 10/1053 for the large ones)
If you like a clean, quiet, private, perhaps isolated dorm experience, Broadway is for you. Not a ton of character to the building, but you always know you’ll have somewhere clean to come home to.
Can’t beat its location right near campus and Broadway
“Broadway is pretty quiet, clean, and overall the facilities are pretty good compared to other dorms.”
“There’s never much going on and it’s usually pretty quiet, so if that’s what you’re looking for it’s a good choice.”
“Pretty convenient access to everywhere.”
“There isn’t a lot of mingling on the floors and pretty much people just keep to themselves.”
“While the single rooms are a little bit tight they’re pretty much as good as you’ll get at Columbia.”
“The bathrooms are very clean.”
“The kitchens are pretty small which makes them annoying to cook in especially because the sinks are very small.”
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