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Housing Reviews 2013: Wien

Location: 411 W. 116th Street. Nearby dorms: East Campus Stores and restaurants: It’s a bit desolate over on 116th and Amsterdam. HamDel, food cart, Camille’s (if you’re brave) Cost: $7,340  (Same as McBain, Schapiro, Furnald, and Broadway) Amenities: Noteworthy: You get a sink in your room. A sink! In your room! Bathrooms: Amazing!  Normal floor bathrooms, recently renovated. AC/Heating: […]

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Housing Review 2013: Ruggles

Location: 508 W. 114th St. Nearby dorms: John Jay, LLC, Carman. Same block as a bunch of frat/sorority houses brownstones and Broadway Residence Hall. Stores and restaurants: Nearly everything, especially on Amsterdam. Strokos is basically next door, and you’re just a short walk from HamDel, Artopolis, and Columbia Cottage. Stroll an avenue to the west […]

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Housing Reviews 2013: Schapiro

Location: 605-615 W. 115th Street. Nearby dorms: Furnald, Woodbridge Stores and restaurants: UPS Store (yay!), the best Halal cart, Lerner, Morton Williams, M2M, Uni Cafe Cost: $7,340 (same as Wien, McBain, Broadway) Amenities: Bathrooms: Decent floor bathrooms. Upper floors renovated recently, and 2-5 will be over summer. AC/Heating: Air conditioning and heat. Kitchen/Lounge: Every floor […]

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Housing Reviews 2013: Claremont

Location: 47 Claremont Nearby dorms: Relatively far from other Columbia dorms. Elliot and 600s are close though. Stores and restaurants: Morton Williams is the closest option. Westside’s a considerable schlep. But Fairway is only a short walk away. Starbucks, M2M, and the Halal carts are all frequented, but kiss Chipotle goodbye. You can order in, […]

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Housing Reviews 2013: Broadway

Once again, you can count on Bwog to deliver your annual housing reviews. Here’s the beginning of our series, so you aren’t such a lost puppy when choosing where you’re going to live.  Location: 2900 Broadway (actual entrance on 114th, shared with Hogan) Nearby dorms: Hogan, Ruggles, Carman, not far from McBain and Watt. Broadway […]

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Housing Reviews 2012: 114th Brownstones

Bwog has obtained only scant reports about the goings-ons inside the ex-frat houses on 114th. The description of amenities below is from 546, and the pictures are from both 536 and 546. Location: 536, 542, and 546 W. 114th St. Nearby dorms: Ruggles, Carman, Broadway, Hogan and other brownstones/Greek houses. Stores and restaurants: As central as […]

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Housing Reviews 2012: Woodbridge

Location: Bottom of 115th street, at 431 Riverside Drive Nearby dorms: Schapiro Stores and restaurants: MoWi, M2M, Vine, Ollie’s, Pinnacle Cost: $8,324 (same as Watt and Hogan) Amenities: Bathrooms: Each double has its very own! AC/Heating: No A/C, yes heat. Sometimes the heat is spotty which you can only really feel if you have windows […]

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Housing Reviews 2012: River

Location: 628 W. 114th St. Nearby dorms: Not many. Hogan, sorta. Stores and restaurants: Amir’s, M2M, Starbucks, International, and basically anything on Broadway. Amenities: Bathrooms: Four bathrooms per floor; each has a tub shower, sink, and toilet. AC/Heating: No AC. Plenty of heat though (especially in the smaller rooms). Kitchen/Lounge: Each floor has two kitchens/lounges, […]

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Housing Reviews 2012: Hogan

  Location: 566 W. 114th Nearby dorms: Broadway, Ruggles, Carman. Hogan shares an entrance with the Broadway residence hall, which the hip kids have taken to calling “Brogan.” Stores and restaurants: Close to Lerner and Butler, across the street from Amir’s, Havana, International. One of the best locations on campus, with Milano and Lerner each […]

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Housing Reviews 2012: Watt

Location: 549 W. 113th Street Nearby dorms: Across the street from Symposium and McBain. Around the block from Broadway and Hogan. Stores and restaurants: All the same locations as McBain and Nussbaum—you’ve got the best of Broadway at your disposal. Milano, Nussbaum & Wu, and International are all a 30-second walk. And they’re all it […]

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Housing Reviews 2012: EC Townhouses

Location: 70 Morningside Dr. Nearby dorms: The rest of EC, Wien. Nothing else. Not that it matters, because people come to you! Stores and restaurants: HamDel, Appletree Market, SubsConscious, Kitchenette(!), a handy Citibank ATM on the 4th floor of SIPA. Cost: $8,210 Amenities: AC/Heating: Yes and yes. Kitchen/Lounge: The kitchens are well-outfitted and recently remodeled. […]

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Housing Reviews 2012: Nussbaum

Location: 600 W. 113th Nearby dorms: McBain and Watt are across Broadway. Hogan and Broadway are only a block away. Stores and restaurants: On top of Nussbaum & Wu and Mill Korean. Across the street from Deluxe, Milano, Il Cibreo, and International. The rest of Broadway lies at your fingertips (shoetips?). You will thank the […]

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Housing Reviews 2012: Broadway

Location: 2900 Broadway (actual entrance on 114th, shared with Hogan) Nearby dorms: Hogan, Ruggles, Carman, not far from McBain and Watt. Broadway shares an entrance with Hogan. Stores and restaurants: Close to Lerner and Butler, across the street from Amir’s, Havana, and importantly International. Morton’s is only a block away across Broadway. Generally one of […]

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Bipartisan Dorm Review: Barnard Quad

Our second series during Orientation is called “Bi-Partisan Dorm Reviews.” The series seeks to show both the pros and cons of living in whatever residence hall that you (hopefully) chose. For non-freshman housing, we did reviews of many upperclassmen buildings during the Housing Lottery, which you can see here. Third up is the Barnard Quad. […]

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Bipartisan Dorm Review: Carman

Our second series during Orientation is called “Bi-Partisan Dorm Reviews.” The series seeks to show both the pros and cons of living in whatever residence hall that you (hopefully) chose. For non-freshman housing, we did reviews of many upperclassmen buildings during the Housing Lottery, which you can see here. Second up is Carman. As always, […]

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