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Barnard Housing Reviews 2015: 600 West 116th Street

Don’t you worry, Barnard; we didn’t forget about housing selection for you! Continuing the tradition for the second year in a row, we bring you the reviews for Barnard dorms! Up next we have a dorm that currently has no gas and sometimes runs out of hot water, but otherwise we hear it’s a fine place to live!IMG_6172

Location: 600 West 116th Street (literally at the corner of Broadway and 116)

  • Nearby dorms: 616, 620, Schapiro, the Barnard Quad, Furnald
  • Nearby restaurantsOllie’s (too soon), Vine (still closed), Morton, all the tastiness the Broadway restaurant strip has to offer

Cost: 

  • Single: $10,400
  • Double: $8,960

Amenities:

  • 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. Your suite could have hidden common areas but there’s a TV lounge on the second floor with a piano.
  • Laundry: In the second floor lounge.
  • Computers/Printers: Computer lab on the first floor of 616 for all 600s residents to use.
  • Gym: None.
  • Wi-Fi: Yes.
  • Hardwood/Carpet: Hardwood!

Screen Shot 2015-04-11 at 3.59.10 PMRoom variety:

  • Suites have mostly doubles. But they’re sizable!
  • Most of the singles in 600 are reserved for the RAs.

Numbers:

  • Solid pick for rising juniors, usually have some suites carry over to Sophomore Day for mixed groups.

Bwog recommendation:

  • Lobby is really beautiful!
  • A really great choice if your group is cool with doubles.
  • It’s a corner building so your chances of getting a real window with real sunlight emitting through it are higher than in most dorms.
  • Location is so key; closer to Barnard buildings obviously but you’re right on the Broadway crosswalk to get you to College Walk in no time.

Resident opinions:

  • “I can’t speak about my living situation after the fire.”
  • “My double is HUGE. Because of that it isn’t so bad to be a junior in a double. 620 next year or bust, though.”
  • “I got off the guaranteed housing list and was placed in a double here. I couldn’t have gotten luckier with my placement because I love these girls and this building!”
  • “The elevators take fucking years”

 

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  • Uhhhh nope says:

    @Uhhhh nope It’s not all hardwood floors in 600. Every suite is different – some have terrible carpet and lots have linoleum.

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