Meh: ‘Micro-apartments’ come to Manhattan

Meh: ‘Micro-apartments’ come to Manhattan
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Micro-apartments have moved into Manhattan. The first of 55 units was gently lowered into place on a steel foundation in Kips Bay. The building on East 27th Street will be the city’s first micro-apartment complex.

In March, we showed you 260- to 360-square-foot mini studios under construction in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The pre-fabricated modular units come equipped with kitchens and bathrooms.

The city suspended zoning laws to allow this pilot construction project. Developers are trying to build innovative new housing options to meet changing needs of the city’s population. …

Some of the units will be for low-income tenants and others for veterans.

The micro homes are supposed to be ready for occupancy in January 2016. The rent will be about $2,000 to $3,000 a month.

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