If you spent all of high school daydreaming about living in a beautiful brownstone, put 627 W 115th Street at the top of your housing wishlist.

Location: 627 W 115th St. (between Riverside and Broadway)

  • Nearby dorms: Woodbridge, Schapiro, the 600s, River
  • Stores and Restaurants: Morton Williams, Starbucks, Sweetgreen, Shake Shack, the Columbia University Bookstore (if you’re into that?), Pret

Cost: Upperclassmen housing rates for 2022-2023 are projected to be $11,026/year.


  • Bathrooms: One per apartment, and it’s your job to clean it
  • AC/Heating: No AC, but hey, pobody’s nerfect!
  • Kitchen: One private kitchen in each apartment with a fridge, sink, and stove
  • Lounge: No building lounge
  • Laundry: Free and in the basement 
  • Computers/Printing: No computer room or printers, so plan on stopping at Butler before class
  • Gym: No gym or fitness room, but Dodge is free!
  • Elevator: None! This is the true NYC experience, folks! 
  • Hardwood/Carpet: Gorgeous gorgeous hardwood
  • Roof: Yes! And it is apparently accessible!

Room Variety: 

  • 5 3-person suites
    • 1 single (101-145 square feet), 1 double (158-219 square feet)
  • 5 studio doubles (317-456 square feet)
  • 4 studio singles (200-250 square feet)
  • 1 studio triple (923 square feet)


  • Data from 2021 room selection shows that the make-up is 50% juniors, 38% seniors, and 12% mixed-point groups.

Bwog Recommendation: 

You didn’t think living in a brownstone would come easy, did you? What 627 W 115th St lacks in AC, elevators, fitness rooms, computers, lounges, and printers, it makes up for in good old-fashioned Big Apple charm! The apartments are spacious and its location is right by campus, so if you’re looking for an authentic NYC experience with your friends, check it out!

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