- Originally Published: February 06, 2013 by Dierdre Sullivan
Dierdre feels the future of urban housing is all about housing a party of one.
These computer-generated renderings show how a micro-apartment in NYC might be arranged. Image: NYC Mayor's Office
New York City’s new micro-apartment initiative is a middle-class housing solution with a luxury price tag. And it raises big questions about how we live at home in cities.
If you’re not sure what a micro-apartment is, picture a studio apartment, only much, much smaller, where space-saving solutions become big selling points.
Right now, all apartments built in NYC must be at least 400 square feet. If you think that sounds tight, it’s actually supersized compared with Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s pilot micro-housing project, in which 55 new apartments will be a petite 250-370 square feet. These shoebox homes are being pitched as an affordable housing solution for single New Yorkers who make under $75,000; the units will rent for around $2,000 per month.
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