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Articles about "Smallest NYC Apartments"
The Next Big Thing: Micro-Units
October 08, 2013
New York City’s already tiny apartments are getting even smaller. In July 2012, Mayor Bloomberg—in his infinite wisdom—proposed that the city begin developing micro-apartments. Bloomberg argued that micro-units would maximize building space, easing the strain on families faced with increasingly ludicrous rents.Read More
Living Small, Thinking Big: NYC Apartment Living
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.Read More