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)
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!”
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