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Location: 556 West 114th. Right next to Beta House and the Intercultural Resource Center. Across the street from Lerner. 

Nearby Dorms: Connected to Hogan, and close to Carman, all of the 114th street brownstones, and Ruggles. 

Stores and Restaurants: University Housewares, Morton Williams, Wu & Nuss, Sweetgreen, Junzi Kitchen, Dos Toros, Starbucks, International.

Cost: Standardized upperclassmen housing rates (projected at $10,474/year for 2021-2022.)

Room Variety:

  • Broadway has 300 singles and 36 doubles.
    • Singles:
      • Most singles are between 101-125 square feet, facing either West Broadway, south near downtown, or north towards campus.
      • Ten large singles are larger than 134 square feet: 305, 405, and singles ending in -07 on floors 6-13.
    • Doubles:
      • Most doubles are small doubles (numbers ending in -39 and -40). These are around 162-165 square feet.
      • Fourteen doubles (room 340, room 402, room 456, and numbers ending in -22) are a little nicer. They’re between 170-214 square feet, with better views of Broadway.


  • Bathrooms:
    • Four communal dormitory-style bathrooms on each floor are cleaned daily Monday-Friday and usually kept relatively neat. Over the weekend, bathrooms are not cleaned and things can get…interesting. Each bathroom has three to four toilet stalls and two shower stalls.
    • Two bathrooms are assigned female and two male.
  • AC/Heating:
    • Both! Residents can control the fan speed of the A/C and heater. Heaters in Broadway do get really hot pretty quickly, but you are able to turn it on and off. 
  • Kitchen:
    • There’s a small, narrow kitchen on each floor of around 100 square feet, with cabinet and counter space. There are two ovens, two stovetops, a microwave, a sink, and a dishwasher in each kitchen.
    • Though it depends on the floor, Broadway kitchens are cramped and tend to get a little messy. In observance of COVID guidelines, only one person is allowed in the space at a time (not that more than two could fit anyway.)
  • Lounge:
    • One large lounge on the first floor.
    • One floor lounge per floor on floors 3-12, with couches, a TV, and a large table with a few chairs. 
    • There are also two sky lounges on the top floor with windows of the New York skyline and lots of tables to study from. The east Broadway sky lounge also has a piano. 
  • Laundry:
    • One laundry room in the basement has nine dryers and 11 washers. The majority of these dryers/washers are usually broken and there are over 300 people living in Broadway, so it’s best to go during the week (i.e. not Sunday night when you have just discovered you have no more underwear.)
  • Computers/Printing:
    • The building lobby has two printers.
    • The third floor also has a computer lab with eight computers and a printer.
  • Gym:
    • There’s a gym on the fourth floor, with an elliptical, two treadmills, and a bike. The gym is, however, visible to everyone, so you will have An Audience for your workout. 
  • Intra-transportation:
    • Three quick, clean, spacious elevators in Broadway.
      • Note: People living on the lowest floor (floor 3) will likely still take the elevators up because the stair system is weird. 
  • Hardwood/Carpet:
    • Faux hardwood in the floors. Carpet in the lounges and hallways. Tile in the kitchen.
  • Bonus: 
    • 4 music practice rooms and a seminar classroom on the second floor, apparently. 


  • This might not be a good prediction of the numbers for this year, as the fundamental format of room selection changed last year, but this is the most recent data Bwog has access to. 
    • Singles:
      • 11.667/349 for Interior Single
      • 20/2155 for Large Single
      • 10/37 for Single
    • Doubles:
      • 19/2630 for Small Double (39/40 lines and similar rooms)
      • 10/2231 for Interior Double
      • 10/2189 for Double
      • 10/2189 for Large Double
  • Generally, last year’s Room Selection results suggest that the cutoff points for Broadway singles were higher than average last year with the new room selection process. 

Bwog’s Recommendation:

  • Broadway is close to campus, has AC, and doesn’t have carpets. Those are three very important factors!!! It’s easy to access campus and all of the shops on Broadway, but it doesn’t feel like you’re still in freshman housing.
  • The social life in Broadway is quiet. The floors are overwhelmingly upperclassmen singles, and this structure does not encourage socialization. This can be advantageous if you like to study in your room or dislike loud noises persisting late into the night, but it’s not the dorm for you if you’re hoping to connect with your floormates.

Resident opinions:

  • “AC?? And no carpets?? I’m living the dream.”
  • “Super convenient location!”
  • “Broadway is relatively quiet but has pretty good facilities if your housing lottery number isn’t stellar. Elevators are the best of any building, every floor has a kitchen, and the singles are great. The fact that many of the facilities are shared floor-wide (kitchen and bathrooms are the big ones) does mean that they can get pretty messy, but how dirty or clean it is can really vary by floor.”

The epitome of convenience via Columbia Housing