Want to live in an authentic NYC brownstone close to campus? Look no further than 627 W 115th St!

Location: 627 W 115th Street (Between Riverside and Broadway)

  • Nearby dorms: Schapiro, Woodbridge, Casa Hispanica, the Kraft Center, the 600s, River, Furnald, Carman
  • Stores and restaurants: Sweetgreen, Starbucks, Hooda Halal, Morton Williams, Pret A Manger, Shake Shack, UPS Store

Cost: $11,600/year (projected upperclassmen rate for 2024-25)


  • Bathrooms: One private bathroom per apartment. Cleaning is the resident’s responsibility. 
  • AC/Heating: No A/C.
  • Kitchen: Each apartment has its own private kitchen. 
  • Lounge: There’s a communal lounge in the basement.
  • Laundry: Free laundry in the basement. 
  • Computers/Printing: None. 
  • Fire Escapes: None.
  • Gym: None.
  • Bike Storage: None. 
  • Intra-transportation: None. But luckily there’s only five floors so it shouldn’t be too bad.
  • Hardwood/Carpet: Hardwood floors.
  • Roof: Yes!! 

Room variety:

  • Five 3-person suites including 1 double and 1 single 
  • Five studio doubles 
  • Four studio singles 
  • Home to Columbia’s one and only studio triple (over 900 square feet!!)


18% mixed point groups, 43% rising seniors groups, and 39% rising juniors groups

90% of students who selected into 627 participated in a group.

Bwog recommendation:

A gorgeous building from the outside, and even more charming on the inside! Like many of the brownstones, it lacks some amenities you may be used to (AC, fitness rooms, and an elevator, to name a few), but this truly is the quintessential NYC experience. Embrace and love it for all that it is!

627 W 115th St via Bwog Archives