o I took Step 1 at the Staten Island Prometric center. They have a fitness club next door, and even with earplugs in you could hear the damned bass thumping. Staff was unprofessional, etc, etc. o I really like 1 Penn plaza. They had a TV and it was like I was at home. It was really cold the morning I took the test, but then the heat kicked in later on. Maybe it was because it was a Saturday. Anyways, it didn’t bother me and my only other experience was Remsen, which I didn’t like much. o I took both Step 1 and 2 at Garden City. For Step 1, there were a lot of people typing in the room, so it was a little noisy. For Step 2, it was fine. The staff was nice and the room was quiet. o I did step 2 at Staten Island and didnt like it there either because of the noise and the staff. I took step 1 at Old Country Road and I liked it there. It was quiet, the staff was nice, there’s parking in the back and you can bring your lunch and heat it in the microwave if you want. I live not too far from there but if you’re coming from Brooklyn I would give myself an hour and ½ because the traffic on the belt and Southern State can be heavy. o Remsen street in Brooklyn heights was fine o Penn Plaza was wack- there must’ve been 5 people around me taking their series 7 (i.e. incessant typing on keyboards). I was tempted to grab someones key board and show them a bowel series. I’m taking mine on Saturday in Fairlawn NJ, since I’m living in Jersey @ this time. o I took the test in Garden City, LI. It was totally fine. The people super friendly and calm. It was definitely not intense. I heard bad things about the Rego Park site...very noisy. o One Penn Plaza was fine. I had no complaints. I took Step 1 and 2 there in Suite 1540. I can’t speak of the other suites at one penn plaza where they also do testing because they are on different floors. o Go to Penn Plaza, it is quite, except for the sirens 17 stories down o I took both steps at 175 Remsen. Satisfied both times. Quiet, professional environment, enough personal space while sitting at the computer, nice clean facilities. o 1 Penn is pretty good took both 1 and 2 there had no problems, staff was nice, well organized o I took step I in Long island (old country road) and step II on Remsen on Brooklyn. Hated the Brooklyn site. Small room, very stuffy, no real place to put your stuff away, had to ask for earplugs. Was very happy with the long island site. Very nice and qiet area, nice staff, the room was much bigger, have their own parking lot, provide all the earplugs. o I had the same exact, unfortunate experience at Staten Island myself- you pay $450 for a quiet room and they can’t even provide......from others’ accounts and from mine own experience, Remsen was pretty good. Right by the subway, quiet, and quick, professional service. What more could you ask for? o Remsen st. in brooklyn heights was great. No problem with step 1 or 2. o The Remsen site was very quiet and close to home. o I did Step2 at Remsen street, and I had no complaints—the staff was young, but acted professional. I did step 1 at Penn plaza, and it was fine. o I took it at Remsen in Brooklyn and I thought it was a good sight, quiet and organized. o The Brooklyn site was good, I took step 1 and 2 there, they got lockers, but they are not very big, and its quite and everyone is nice. o Remsen-ok close to borough hall (all the subways) o I took both Step 1 and Step 2 at 201 East 42nd street and have nothing but good comments about it. The site is easy to get to, the staff is nice, and the environment around the building is not that disruptive. o I took Step I at Penn Plaza, it was OK, but I didn’t like the fact that they would not let me eat there, it was annoying. Step II I took at 42nd Street, it was OK, they have large waiting room, and allow you to have a snack, eat, drink, etc. there so I didn’t have to look for place to eat, just brought my own stuff. o 175 Remsen was very quiet, the staff were very professional. o The Queens boulevard site is an excellent site, it is practically on an isolated floor in an enclosen space so you don’t hear anything except what is going on in that room. The chairs are comfortable and each person has their own space to take the exam o I took both step 1 and 2 at 210 E 42nd St. I had no problems whatsoever, except for rare traffic noise from outside. I highly recommend the place. o 1 Penn has a nice view for when you take breaks. The staff is pleasant enough. The site in garden city was really nice..... o I took both step 1 and 2 at the Prometric site on Remsen in bklyn and had no problem at all. it was quiet, had very very small lockers for a few items and an area to relax. o I used the testing site on Remsen St for both Step 1 and 2. It was relatively quiet as long as you didn’t have someone typing next to you on the computer. It is really convient to get to. Take the 2/3/4/5 to Borough Hall and it is like ½ ro one block away from the subway. o Hey, I was at Remsen for step 1 and 2. I thought it was a good site both times. o I took both my Step 1 and 2 at Remsen. It was very quiet and the staff assigns you the end seat since you are taking a longer test than other people. There are two rooms that not connected to each other and each room has about 10 computers/test takers. The place is very quiet with earplugs. o I took step 1 & 2 at remsen st and it was fine. o I took step 1 and 2 at remsen street. very quiet, well-organized, staff was professional and friendly. o i took the exam at the brooklyn heights center. No major issues but some problems I encountered...I didn’t get earplugs- it wasn’t too noisy, but it was distracting whenever anyone came in or out of the room This might not prove to be a problem with warmer weather - but it was freezing in the exam room the bathroom on the floor was broken- so you’d have to take the elevator up a number of floors to get to the bathroom- which took some time during breaks. There weren’t any huge problems- just some minor irritations. o I took Step 2 at the Queens Blvd site. I like the site because it’s very small and very informal. There are only about 20 computers and it’s usually pretty quite except for occasional noise from people typing and, on this instance, there was some loud shouting from next door for one block—I think there was construction or something going on. The people that work there are pretty laid back. Although I did not have a problem with the computer for Step 1, for Step 2 I did have a slight problem that did not get resolved, but one of the staff members there did say he could try changing my monitor if the problem was really bad. My problem was that my computer screen blinked different colors through some portions of the exam. It was very distracting and upsetting, but it didn’t happen all the time, and I just dealth with it. o I took my Step 2 at Rego Park last month and it was pretty quiet. I did not need to use earplugs. The staff was friendly for the most part and were very professional. o I took I and II at the queens rego park site - no problems at all, lots of places to get coffee/food. I think it’s a pretty good site. o I have had good experiences at Remsen. It was quite enough all times. You have to be prepared for any temp...I thought the room got a little stuffy at times but not to the point of effecting my test. bring food, there is non there and u waste a lot of time going out side. o I took all my exams at penn plaza and I was pretty happy with them. o (My comments – FV) I took Step 1 at Remsen. It is indeed a small place but your working area is large enough. They gave me headphones, the ones they use at an airport, which blocked most of the typing from others next to me which if you lost concentration you would hear them. The room hold about 15 computers and many other standardized tests are going on at the same time so don’t wonder why people are typing so much. The staff are professional enough. Your locker is the size of a cubbyhole so don’t bring much. Temperature was fine for late June. Don’t drive in because you’ll never find parking, have someone drop you off or take the train to borough Hall which is 1 block away from the center. There are many deli’s and other stores around which is good enough if you don’t bring food.
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