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Inside the Rise of NYC "Micro-Apartments"

Last updated 5 years ago

While New York City is not known for having spacious living arrangements, there are a few apartments that make others look like mansions. The “micro-apartment” is a new housing concept that is quickly gaining popularity throughout the Big Apple. In July of 2012, Mayor Bloomberg announced a competition for architects to design the best small apartment. The measurements could only be 275 to 300 square feet, making this a truly difficult task. Keep reading to learn more about these quaint living spaces:

Singles’ and Couples’ Housing
One of the driving forces behind this interesting trend is the flux of single people and couples who come from all over the world to live in New York City. A micro-apartment should offer enough space for one or two people to fulfill their dream of living in the big city. Available housing is difficult to find, and these micro-apartments could offer many more opportunities for singles and couples to live in New York.

Affordable Housing
There are currently 1.8 million one- and two-person households in the city, but only 1 million appropriate apartments. Instead of forcing this huge number of people to rent apartments out of their price range, the city hopes to cater to their living needs and their budgets with micro-apartments.

Cozy Housing
The mayor wants these apartments to have easy access to both light and air so their occupants feel like they are living in a more open space. With complete design plans that include kitchens and bathrooms, Mayor Bloomberg hopes to create cozy and efficient living arrangements for more New Yorkers.

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