new york apartments

Less Floor Space

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New York is hoping to make housing more affordable; and it’s going to be a tight fit.

City planners believe apartments that measure no more than 300 feet; could be the answer to the rising number of single and two person households. Called “micro units” the small space has a bathroom, built in kitchenette and a combined sleeping and living area.

Earlier this week mayor Michael Bloomberg gave developers the go ahead to test this plan out on a vacant lot in Manhattan. If successful it could overturn a 1978 law that new apartments had to be at least 400 square feet.  read more »