Barnard’s brand new dorm previously housing students in the Jewish Theological Seminary’s Joint Program offers suite styles living not too far from campus.
Location: Broadway and 121st
- Nearby dorms: Plimpton and JTS 122nd.
- Stores and restaurants: Located right above Olive Tree (which will become your new favorite NYC bodega), Apple Tree is conveniently close and open 24/7, the closest Barnard dorm to any restaurant along Broadway above 121st (Gin Ramen, Oasis, El Porton, etc…), Duane Reade located on 125th and Broadway.
Cost: $10,826 for the year
- Bathrooms: Each suite has its own private bathroom.
- AC/Heating: A/C units provided in all suite commons rooms.
- Kitchen: One in every suite. Fairly spacious with a sink, gas stove/oven, dishwasher, and refrigerator
- Lounge: Common Spaces within every suite and a big common lounge located on the first floor.
- Laundry: Located for free in the basement
- Computers/Printing: Possibly two printers in the first floor lounge. Unknown what the situation will remain during the fall.
- Intra-transportation: One pretty small elevator. The building is very small so the wide stairways are very accessible.
- Bonus (if applicable): There are fire escapes but you aren’t technically allowed on them.
- 10 5-person suites (all singles)
- 5 4-person suites (all singles)
- 5 4-person suites (1 double/2 singles)
- 10 3-person suites (all singles)
- New Dorm!
Barnards newest housing option is one that will appeal to anyone trying to find a comfortable suite that almost feels like an apartment in the city. With a private bathroom, spacious kitchen, and living room/common area in every suite 121st is a great choice for friend groups of 4 or 5 trying to live together. While 121st may seem relatively far you are really only 1 block from NOCO and 1 block from Diana making it a very convenient location for upperclassmen. While there is no floor lounge on most floors the sheer size and coziness of the first floor lounge makes up and brings about a sense of community and comfort.
- “I loved the communal aspect of living in 121st, being able to have a kitchen and living room to hangout in was really nice. It’s definitely a really old space and so sometimes it’s not the nicest, but the setup was great!”
- “Living in apartments made it easy to hang out in big groups or have cooking parties!”
- “The water fountain in lounge has really solid pressure but also the water was ice cold, best fountain on campus”
- “Living in 121st, I often forgot I was living in university housing – it feels like I am living in a real apartment in NYC!”
Collection of Photos via Barnard Housing Website:
Exterior via Barnard Housing