600 West 113th Street

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600 W. 113th St.
Built 1898 (Converted in 2003)
Renovated ?
Population 147
University Residence Halls
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600 West 113th Street, known in Columbia-speak as Nussbaum for its location above Nussbaum and Wu, is a residence hall that was converted from an apartment building in 2003. Floors 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, and 10 are occupied by undergraduates, while the remaining floors are occupied by UAH tenants and some private tenants. UAH tenants include graduate and General Studies students.


Each floor has a central hallway and four suites, although many suite doors are left permanently open. Many of the A and D suites and the B and C suites have connecting doorways. All rooms have hardwood floors.

B and C suites share a large kitchen. A suites have smaller kitchens. D suites have very small kitchens.

There is a laundry room in the basement, but it only works with a smart card purchased in the lobby for approximately $5. The smart card machine only accepts cash. One wash or dry cycle now costs $1.70, which is significantly more expensive than $1.25 cycles at other residence halls.


  • 46 doubles
  • 47 singles
  • 9 walk-through doubles

Advantages and disadvantages


  • Relatively nice entrance and hallways (bright and well-lit).
  • 4:1 student to bathroom ratio.
  • Friendly building staff. Maintenance goes through a superintendent, not Columbia, so it is handled fast.
  • Convenient location near Broadway.
  • Some rooms have private bathrooms.
  • A7 and D2 line singles have private bathrooms.
  • D1 and A1 line doubles have private bathrooms.
  • C1 line doubles sometimes have private bathrooms and walk-in closet, contrary to floor plan.
  • Some suites have a lounge


  • Less social because the suitemates don't know each other, nor are all the rooms on a central hallway.
  • You can't choose your suitemates.
  • No building lounge.
  • Suites share floors with graduate students and regular tenants, so noise must be kept at a minimum
  • General sense of unattachment with Columbia community
  • Lower floors infested with cockroaches
  • Toilets get clogged easily and the building is aware of that, even keeps a plunger in almost every suite bathroom
  • During the summer with AC units installed, building electricity supply is not enough since lights flicker and sometimes goes off for minutes before turning back on.
  • Exposed ceiling pipes in some bathrooms
  • The A1 line of walk through doubles only have one working Ethernet jack in each room which is a problem since the outer room is too small to fit more than one bed or two desks.


Floor plans

Building Address

600 W. 113th St.
New York, NY 10025


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External Links

Columbia Housing - 600 W. 113th St.