of Benito Cereno wrote:
What are they quoting for UAH apartments this year?? I live in a couples housing 2BR (albeit a small 2BR) and we pay ~1350 for the whole thing, which includes internet. I know law school housing is more expensive and most couples in 2BRs are paying closer to the 1600-2500 range, but I would recommend at least submitting a housing application... you can always turn it down if they offer you a studio for 2200 or something ridiculous like that.
wait, uah gave you a 2 bedroom for 1350? how many sq feet? where? i'm looking at couple's housing and after seeing how dumpy the 116th st was I figured the only option I had for a decent 1 bd was lionsgate, which is overpriced and apparently very loud. Anyways, I'm pretty set on just finding an apartment on the uws.
It's a small 2BR (about 600 sq. ft.), but it's laid out nicely. It has its downsides, primarily a small kitchen and the fact that it's an interior apartment (my view is into a closed off courtyard, and not a pretty one). It's on 118th street, which is a really nice location.
Like I said, it's smaller and "more interior" than most 2BRs so we pay less, but other people I know are paying around 1900-2200 for 2BRs. Also, it's a standard pre-war, so if you need something nicer, you might not be happy with UAH apartments. I agree that Lionsgate is over-priced, but I don't feel like Columbia's pre-war apts. with old appliances are necessarily "dumpy." I guess it could depend on what your standards are and what you're used to though.
P.S. If I think about it a bit more, I guess the bones of the apartment aren't exactly nice, but my wife is very crafty/design oriented. We put in shelves, she decorated, put up some of her photography and made her own curtains, and the place looks a lot more like a home than a college apartment. Pre-war apts. can look dingy, but they can look nice if you put some effort and creativity into them.