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You Are An Idiot If You Move Into One Of These New 360-Foot, $3100 NYC "Micro Apartments"

Business Insider- Nearly three years after winning a competition to design a residential building with units smaller than 400 square feet, Carmel Place is on the verge of completion.

Located in Manhattan’s Kips Bay neighborhood, the building is the first micro-apartment development in New York City. Its 55 units range between 265 and 360 square feet, and market-rate units cost between $2,650 and $3,150 a month.

Since 1987, New York has required units to be 400 square feet or larger, but the city made an exception for this project — which was pitched as a solution to the lack of affordable living options for singles who want to live in Manhattan by themselves. Tobias Oriwol, project developer for Monadnock Development, told INSIDER that the units are specifically designed to make the most out of their limited square footage.

“People really don’t care too much about the size as long as the apartment does what they want it to do,” he said. “This small apartment, even though it’s smaller in size than the average studio in the city right now, really functions much larger than all those other small apartments.”

The ceilings are nine-feet, six-inches tall and the units have double windows with Juliet balconies, giving the space an airy feel. In addition, the bed folds out of a wall, the closet extends into the apartment, and a tiny desk converts into a 10-person dining table.


Just what New York City needs, more overpriced shoe boxes.  Get the hell out of my face with this nonsense.  A desk that turns into a 10-person dining table?  What is this, a dining table for ants?!?  And how about a fucking Murphy bed popping out of the wall like we are living in the 1930s.  That’s what Eddie Valiant has in his apartment in Roger Rabbit as a way to let the audience know that he is poor and down on his luck.  I swear, only in New York would people make it trendy to live like a siamese fighting fish while getting charged as much as a monthly mortgage payment of a house in Westchester.  Luckily, the only people that would choose to live in a place like this suck and don’t have 9 real friends to sit at their shitty, undersized dining table.