Tiago Splitter wrote:
JVK wrote:Also, what do people think of Pistor?
Upside: Panels--only on call once every three days, lots of LLMs for an easy curve
Downside: No laptops
Got it, thanks. I put my name down for her Law and Finance Theories colloquium. Any idea about that one in particular?
Hi all, late to this but...
Just got an offer for accommodation in 415 West 115th Street. Good location it seems, but don't have much else to go on. I'm tempted to roll the dice on it to avoid the hassle of looking on my own, but just wanted to get a few more details before accepting.
Can anyone shed any light on the building/apartments?
I live in on the same block at 403 W 115th, in a pretty comparable apartment, and have a few friends in 415. I'm assuming you have a furnished 3-bedroom share, but let me know.
There's a single superintendent assigned to your building, and he's a pretty nice dude (I'm almost positive I know the one for your building). The place itself comes with utilities like electricity and Internet (making a window A/C fantastic), though you'll need to supply your own router if you want one. The kitchens across the whole block seem to be uniformly more than fine, but there's one bathroom between the three residents. The closets are quite large in each of my apartment's three bedrooms. Laundry's done with a card that you add money to. If it's furnished, you'll have extremely standard dorm furniture (a twin bed, desk, and a dresser, plus some tables and chairs in the living room).
The thing I can't help you with is your bedroom size. The buildings on the W115th block weren't built as law school housing to begin with, I'm pretty sure, but as as private apartments before Columbia bought them up at some point. What this means for you is that the floor plans aren't entirely uniform, primarily in terms of bedrooms. We have two small bedrooms and one larger one, but a set of girls in my complex has three bedrooms all as big or bigger than our largest one. You should have a floor plan that you got along with your housing assignment, though, so you'll know that already.
Verdict-wise, I love W 115th. It's hard to beat the convenience that comes with living a block and a half from the law school. My bedroom was on the smaller end but very much livable, and I preferred not to study in it anyway, though that's a personal thing. I think it was absolutely a good thing for 1L year in particular... not that the other housing assignments are much farther (most are within 5-6 blocks from the law school), but definitely don't feel like you got shafted with your assignment at the very least.