My New Home

by Lorien E. Menhennett

Having owned a two-story house with a full basement, living a dorm room, which I will be this year, is … an adjustment. But all things considered, my room is pretty nice. It’s much bigger than I expected. The closet is larger than the one at my last apartment. And with a corner room (and therefore two windows), there’s excellent daylight. I’m supposed to share a bathroom with one other person, but thus far no one has moved in next door. There’s a shared kitchen on the floor for cooking. I’ll live in this building my first year, then move into an actual apartment for second through fourth years. I’m certainly not going to complain about my living situation too much either way, because since it’s student housing it’s actually affordable — a rarity on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

Here are some photos of my room and my views.