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For some people, a 250-square-foot room may seem like a barely tolerable jail cell. For ultra-hip Manhattan residents, it?s the size of what may become the hottest, cutest new apartments on the market.

On Tuesday, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that the ?My Micro NY? design was the winner of the adAPT NYC program, a six-month competition to find the most innovative design for tiny apartments that would be feasible living spaces under a proposed zoning change that would allow for a smaller minimum apartment size. The winner was chosen from a field of 33 submissions, the Mayor said.

The project was created as an attempt to find more housing space for the more than 1.6 million residents who live on the highly desirable 23-square-miles of real estate in the island of Manhattan.

According to the Mayor?s office, 22 of these micro-units will be set aside for low- to middle-income residents with lower-than-market rental rates ? perhaps as low as $940 per month ? which will be made available to applicants via a lottery system. The rest will be available at regular market prices.

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I wouldn't want to live there, the lighting is so bad that most of the people don't even cast a shadow, and one of them has phantom light shining on her from the wrong direction of the source

I couldn't live in a place that ignores physics like that.

Oh and it's stupid small for 1k a month, I'll let the hipters have them.

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HAHAHA OH WOW

That is cheap. I pay 1300 for a 975sq foot townhouse with a tiny yard

Multi-purpose rooms are big in asia and a great way to not have a huge area. I think its great.

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That is cheap. I pay 1300 for a 975sq foot townhouse with a tiny yard

Multi-purpose rooms are big in asia and a great way to not have a huge area. I think its great.

I agree. In 1999 I payed $845 for studio. Finally I said GTFO with this and moved out the city.

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I have a tent that's larger than that apartment. LOL.

and I pay 390/mo for my house payment on a 1800sq ft 4BR 2BA house.

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I have a tent that's larger than that apartment. LOL.

and I pay 390/mo for my house payment on a 1800sq ft 4BR 2BA house.

I wish I had that. I have half the space at 4 times the cost.

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I guess thats why I don't understand the whole reason why young people want to live in the city. Housing is through the roof, food and entertainment is super expensive, and you aren't saving much (if anything).

Seems a hell of a lot better to live in the suburbs and either commute or find a job outside the city and visit every once in awhile

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HAHAHA OH WOW

that's cheap. The 1 bdrm apts im looking at right now are from 1000 - 1300 a month.

Right now I pay 1075 a month for a bachelors

Starting at $1525 - $ 1,750

1 Bedroom Available February

Starting at $ 2350 - $2,475

2 Bedroom Renovated Available February

940 a month for a place like that i'd gladly pay lol

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moloko...

the area I live in sucks tho only good things its cheap and decent chain eateries and we got a decent ISP....

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I'd invite you guys to move into my country, but I don't want you here. (Y)

The feeling is mutual, my good sir ;)

Yeah, it's amazing to me how housing costs vary--although I suppose when you think about it, it's really just a case of supply and demand. Lots of people want (for whatever reason) to live on a little area of land, so the price goes up.

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I don't know what's so desirable about Manhattan.

You can get lower mortgage payments on a house in PA, a lot lower than $940 a month.

You are paying for location. People that live there usually depend on public transport which saves them a few hundred a month on car bills, gas, insurance, etc. It works itself out in the end. Otherwise nobody could afford living there.
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