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Articles about "Micro Apartments"

  • Smaller Apartments are Big on Style By Debbie Fleury | September 23, 2015

    New York City is developing more smaller apartment units. Here's how some tenants are choosing to live small, with style.

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  • A Closer Inspection of Micro-Units By Ilana Yoneshige | February 23, 2015

    The pros and cons of micro-units: are they worth it?

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  • Are Prefabs the Future of Manhattan Luxury Apartments? By Tim Sheehan | August 20, 2013

    There’s a certain stigma attached to modular construction, but perhaps it’s time to reconsider. For years, prefabricated buildings made their claim outside of major cities in no small part due to psychological marketplace factors and uninspiring aesthetics. But what if I told you that it’s possible to build a custom luxury apartment on an assembly line. And would you believe me if I told you prefabricated apartments are better than apartments built on-site?

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  • Living Small, Thinking Big: NYC Apartment Living By Nikki Hess | August 19, 2013

    When you live in New York, you grow accustomed to living in apartments that have the same square footage as your childhood closet. For the less kitchen-savvy, ovens become storage spaces (à la Carrie Bradshaw), The Container Store becomes your new Saturday afternoon hangout spot, and you often find yourself wondering why you've yet again neglected to clean the tornado aftermath that is your bedroom. While some people simply opt to organize their spaces in order to create the effect of a cleaner, larger room, other New Yorkers have taken a more extreme route. Although you may already be familiar with Mayor Bloomberg's push for micro-apartments in Kips Bay, you might be surprised to learn just how creative New Yorkers will get in order to shield themselves from the oppressive financial burdens that are intrinsically linked to Manhattan real estate.

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