Got a quiver in your liver? Read all about River Hall, a housing hall that I had no idea existed until I was assigned this story a few days ago.
Location: 628 West 114th Street between Broadway and Riverside Drive.
Nearby dorms: Shapiro, Broadway, Hogan, St. A’s, those Barnard 116 dorms.
Stores and restaurants: Best halal cart, Starbucks, Morton Williams, Sweetgreen, University Stationary.
Cost: Standardized to $9,292/year Amenities:
Bathrooms: Four shared, gender inclusive, private bathrooms per floor.
AC/Heat: No AC; you’ll remain toasty year round.
Kitchen/Lounge: Two shared lounge-kitchens on every floor (one per suite), complete with seating, television, refrigerator, oven, microwave, and dishwasher (see photos). Perfect place to relax after a long night of studying/partying.
Laundry: Located in the basement with four washers/dryers, all free.
Computers/Printers: A computer lab is located in the basement with one shared printer.
Gym: Fitness room with treadmill, elliptical, and other various athletic equipment located in the basement.
Intra-transportation: One elevator and one stairwell for six floors, though the basement is only accessible by elevator.
Facilities: Residents are responsible to maintain kitchens and room/suite trash. Bathrooms are cleaned weekly be facilities, and recycling is removed on a weekly basis as well.
Bonus: Music practice room in the basement. Also a short walk away from Riverside!
Total of 127 singles and one walk-through double on the first floor. There are around thirty “big” singles and 97 smaller singles. Room sizes range around 110-145 sq. ft.
Largest singles are the corner rooms, so those tend to go quickly.
Many of the larger rooms have river views. Alternatively, many of the side rooms are shafted.
Last year’s cutoff for large singles (most of which have a river view) was 30/2484
Last year’s cutoff for other singles was 20/1652
For those with good enough numbers to get a room with a view and avoid being shafted, River is an underrated, if somewhat antisocial, housing option. The kitchen/lounge combo is a great place to unwind or prepare food and the gym/practice room are nice bonuses. We’re not sure what’s up with that window looking straight into the shower/bath though…
“It’s quiet. Possibly even more so than Furnald.”
“The single-occupancy showers are really nice—and it’s an actual tub/shower!”
I don’t think a lot of people know about it but more people should.”
“River’s a chill place to live.”
You see that EC? Stove AND oven!
Nice table and chairs for eating, chilling, stressing, crying, you name it!
Lot’s of space in the kitchen!
Cozy place to do some Cooking With Bwog recipes!
That’s right, you can take baths! Like in a real River!
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