With this post, the Shaft wraps up its series previews. Thanks for tuning in, and we hope we were able to provide you with some useful information before you registered for the housing lottery. OK, we're back to preview two of the most in-demand dorms for single- and double-living. River, which I like to think of as Furnald 3.0, boasts singles upon singles upon singles:
- 30 big singles: 150 square feet
- 97 small singles: 120 square feet
- 1 1st floor walk-through double
River Hall, located on 114th and Riverside Drive. Image courtesy of Columbia Housing.River can be a nice place to pick into with a group of friends, like Broadway or Schapiro. But, because it is a bit smaller, it seems more isolated. Residents often complain of River's antisocial culture. River went through some pretty massive renovations, and has more planned. In 2012, all hallway and room flooring was replaced with an environmentally friendly alternative. Lounges were updated and electronic locks were also installed. This year, the boiler will be replaced. Go efficient living! Symposium has been around as a dorm on the housing lottery since 2010, but because of its small size and relatively low profile, some of us questioned whether it actually existed. It does, and apparently it's awesome.
Symposium, officially named 548 w 113th street. Image courtesy of Columbia Housing.Named because of its location next to the Greek restaurant "Symposium" (113th between Broadway and Amsterdam), Symposium is like Watt 2.0. It was previously owned by University Apartment Housing. Here are some stats:
- 8 doubles: cutoff 20/1104
- 1 single no cutoff data available