Meh: ‘Micro-apartments’ come to Manhattan

Meh: ‘Micro-apartments’ come to Manhattan
(Image via

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.

Continue reading →

Commenting Policy

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, vulgarity, profanity, all caps, or discourteous behavior. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain a courteous and useful public environment where we can engage in reasonable discourse.

You may use HTML in your comments. Feel free to review the full list of allowed HTML here.