Coral Towers

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Estimated cost: $12,200-$17,300
Low-cost rooms available: Yes
Commute to campus: 15 minutes
Nearby subways: N, Q, R, 4, 5, 6, L
Shuttle: Yes

Located on Third Avenue and 14th Street, Coral Towers is a prime location for an upperclassman residence hall. With the amenities of Palladium residence hall, Third Avenue North residence hall and University Hall nearby, Coral Towers is conveniently close to campus buildings while still offering a sense of immersion in the city.

The sizes of the rooms vary immensely from room to room, which can complicate the dorm hunting process. However, Coral Towers was not originally built as a dorm, so its unique room layouts give off an apartment vibe. Another considerable feature is that the five-person suites come with two bathrooms.

There are plenty of food and entertainment options in proximity of Coral Towers. A 24-hour Duane Reade is located on the first floor of the building, Food Emporium and Trader Joe’s are just three blocks away and Vanessa’s Dumplings, a popular and inexpensive eatery, is nearby. Additionally, Union Square offers Regal Cinemas, the Green Market on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, and plenty of places to shop.

Khaleelah Logan