ph5354a wrote:Did anyone look at the apartments on West 115/116th? If I end up at CLS, I'm exploring leaving my dear sweet furry friend with my parents for a while to get my feet under me in NYC (*sob*).
On a related note, does UAH follow a 12 month lease, or are you able to live their on a semester to semester basis?
EDIT: looks like it's a year lease, and they allow subletting, but only for the summer months. I'm not sure I can live without my sidekick for a full year, but UAH prices are amazing!
It's hard to say what kind of apartment you'll get on W 115th/116th, because there's no standard floor plan in the building. I saw one apartment that was essentially a long corridor with scattered rooms hanging off the sides, although the bedrooms and kitchen themselves were fine and spacious enough. Haha I can't say I'd want to live there, but the guy hosting the quick tour said his neighbors' apartments looked quite different.
Best you can do is to state your preferences clearly and then hope for some luck in the random housing lottery in May!
efin12 wrote:I spoke to a lot of people about housing at ASW, and if you're in that price range you should really go for university housing, not law school-specific housing. I toured a 2-bedroom share and a 3-bedroom share, and they were both within a fifteen minute walk to the law school and were a pretty good deal. I also heard many people recommend the unfurnished apartments because they are bigger, plus the furnished apartments had really, really ugly furniture.
Seconding most of this! UAH is still 4-5 blocks or less from the law school, you're really not choosing a subway ride vs. a walk across the street. The commute to the law school from any of the school-provided housing is negligible (barring the Arbor or the other ones you know you're getting yourself into).
The furnished apartments had solid furniture, but it's all the same grain of wood that may or may not fit your target aesthetic. It's practical, yes, I doubt it'll fall apart and it's not necessarily a price increase (furnished apartments in the law school housing can start at sub-$1,100 for a 3-bedroom share). That said, I don't know how the furnished v. unfurnished apartment sizes stack up next to each other. Won't advise on that until I have more complete information...