First 24 Hours

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Front door

Back in New York... and it's like I never left. Which is weird considering all the things I did and places I visited this summer. You'd think it'd be weird coming back, but it's not. It just feels right.

Move in was hectic but I LOVE LOVE LOVE my dorm.  First off, love the location. It's on a little side street in the Financial District which means no traffic and NO CAR HONKING!! Last year on the sixth floor it was absolutely horrible all hours of the night. I would wake up and wonder how I was able to sleep through all the cars and honking.

But anyway back to my dorm this year. There are a lot of good places nearby. Duane Reade right downstairs (closed on weekends though..

View when you first step in
. boo). Grocery store one block away. McDonald's, Burger King, Chinese all one block away. South Street Seaport which has stores and restaurants is three blocks away. Subway with all the major lines maybe three blocks away. Great location, especially when the weather is nice and everybody is out and about. The area gets a bit dead during the winter, but still in terms of the location it's pretty ideal.

The building itself is nice too. Of all the dorms (including Water) it feels the least dorm-like. Only ten or twelve people to a floor so it's very quiet and small. The elevators are surprisingly fast (I'm on the 27th floor). There is a lounge and little gym on the second floor. Haven't gone yet, but I will tomorrow night. It will be nice to be able to work out without stepping foot outside (especially when it gets colder).

Roommate's closet on your left

And in terms of my room... couldn't have asked for anything better! I have my own bedroom (my roommate took the common room) and I have SO SO much space, I don't know what to do with it all. I have a huge, huge closet perfect for all my clothes and shoes. There's a nice-sized closet in the common area to keep cleaning supplies and other stuff. A normal-sized fridge for two people. Tons of cabinet/counter space. I even have a couch in my room for extra sitting space. All in all a fabulous dorm.

AND to top it all off... gorgeous view of the Brooklyn Bridge! Matt's dorm last year had a better view of it so my view isn't as exciting as it could be. But still... it's a great, great view.

New York rules and it feels nice to be back.

Lgenova says:
Hey Emily!
Just checking out people's blogs and pics! You have a really neat room and view! Payoff I guess for what you had to deal with last year at Broome, huh! Hope you're enjoying the semester!

Lenny
Posted on: Sep 12, 2007
cooldad says:
The room is looking good. Liked the way the sofa looks with the bed sheet draped over it, especially with the pictures behind it and the lamp off to the side. Looks real good! Glad you are happy with your room, room mate, and location. It is a nice way to end the experience!
Posted on: Sep 04, 2007
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Front door
Front door
View when you first step in
View when you first step in
Roommates closet on your left
Roommate's closet on your left
The left side of the kitchen (frid…
The left side of the kitchen (fri…
The right side of the kitchen (sin…
The right side of the kitchen (si…
If you turn right instead of walki…
If you turn right instead of walk…
To the left is our little dining r…
To the left is our little dining …
To the right you get to my room an…
To the right you get to my room a…
Theres also a closet on your right
There's also a closet on your right
Straight into the bathroom
Straight into the bathroom
Closer look at the sink and tub
Closer look at the sink and tub
My room
My room
Along the left wall
Along the left wall
Closer look at the left side of my…
Closer look at the left side of m…
Couch on the right side of my room
Couch on the right side of my room
Closet is to the right next to the…
Closet is to the right next to th…
My bed is along the window
My bed is along the window
View during the day
View during the day
Again
Again
And at night
And at night
New York
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