There’s a new trend in student housing this year: less timeworn, more luxurious.
On campus, the new Newing College residence halls are modern, airy and green. Off campus, two privately owned student apartment complexes opened in downtown Binghamton this year. Amenities at one or both include a health club, designer kitchens, a free tanning spa, state-of-the-art multimedia rooms, gated security and a landscaped private courtyard.
Which made us ask: What was your student housing like?
Judy Klein ‘82 had us laughing at this description of 191 Corliss Ave., Johnson City: “The original structure was divided into three residences: left, right and above, where an outdoor staircase saw the comings and goings of a family so large we never really could pin down a number. The grade in the backyard came up to the kitchen widow. When we graduated and asked whether we should return the furniture to its original layout, the landlord wisely said, ‘No, put it on the curb where it belongs!’
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