Your home away from home at Barnard has easy access to groceries and food, only 7 blocks south of Barnard’s main gates.
Location: 601 West 110th Street
Nearby Dorms: Harmony, Carlton Arms
Stores and Restaurants: Westside Market, CVS, K-Mart, Chipotle, Koronets, Five Guys, Mel’s, 1020, Famiglia, Pressed Juicery, Starbucks, Absolute Bagels, Duane Reade, The Heights, Hex & Co.
Cost: $10,435 per year and $17,000 per year for studio singles (from 2020 Tuition statement).
- Bathrooms: Each suite has its own bathroom with a sink, toilet, and shower with a tub. 9-person suites have two bathrooms.
- AC/Heating: There’s heating, but no AC. Bring a fan for early-Fall or late-Spring!
- Kitchen: Kitchens come with full fridges, sinks, ovens, and stoves. Studio doubles and singles come with kitchenettes, which have a mini-fridge, two burners, and a sink.
- Lounge: Many of the suites have large shared spaces, and 9-person suites even have a separate living area with couches. The building itself is an apartment building and does not have a communal lounge.
- Laundry: There is a laundry room in the basement (however if you rely on LaundryView like me, you will, unfortunately, be disappointed as it’s not on there).
- Computers/Printing: None.
- Gym: None, but Riverside Park is closeby. Central Park and Morningside Park are a few blocks further. Otherwise, the closest gym is the one in Barnard Hall.
- Hardwood/Carpet: Most suites have hardwood, however, some still have carpet.
- Wifi: Each suite has its own router.
- There are suites of 2, 3, 4, 6, and 9 people
- 110 also has a limited number of studio singles (requires an additional tuition cost).
- The rooms are known to be huge, however, the studio doubles are small, so be careful when choosing into them during the 123 lottery.
- In the 2020 lottery the following suites were available: 6-person (3 doubles), 5-person (1 double, 1 triple), 4-person (2 doubles), 3-person (1 triple).
- In the 2020 housing lottery, 110 primarily went to sophomores (before everyone’s housing got reordered). The exception to this is the coveted studio singles. The cut-off for those was 300/116—meaning the last person to get a studio single was a senior with a lottery number of 116 in the 123 lottery.
- The cut-offs for suites are as follows: 6-person (3 doubles) was 100/81, 5-person (1 double, 1 triple) was 100/62, 4-person (2 doubles) was 200/73, 3-person (1 triple) was 100/419.
110 provides great separation between your living space and campus. However, if proximity to campus is important to you—110 may not be the best bet for you. In addition to housing students, 110 has actual tenants, which makes it feel like you are living off-campus. Former residents say that “the people at the front desk are usually very friendly, and the other tenants are very welcoming as well.” However, students also warn that the studio doubles are very tiny and would not recommend living in one with a random roommate. But, a majority of the rooms provide a spacious (albeit shared) space to return to for the night.
- “110 is the move. I will live here all 3 years.”
- “I feel like an actual New Yorker living here.”
- “It’s so convenient to go shopping because everything you need is right outside.”
- “The only thing I don’t like about living here is how hot it gets at night. Even when I sleep with my fan on full blast, I’ll wake up drenched in sweat.”
- “I like the distance from campus because even though you’re relatively far from campus, it kind of forces you to get ready earlier than you would if you lived closer and be more of a functioning adult.”
- “The walk to campus isn’t even that bad; people make it sound so much worse than it is.”
all photos via Bwarchives