Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Applications for Teeny, Micro-Size NYC Apartments Released

Want to live in a tiny, IKEA mini-showroom-sized apartment?

The city's Department of Housing Preservation and Development released the application Tuesday for 14 affordable units designed by nARCHITECTS at the Carmel Place building (also called My Micro NY) at 335 East 27th St.  in Manhattan.

The units are being constructed in a factory at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, above.

According to NYC, Carmel Place/ My Micro will include new micro-unit apartments measuring between 260 and 360 square feet -- smaller than allowed by law today. They will have 9’- 6” floor-to-ceiling heights and Juliette balconies. They also feature "ample storage" and compact kitchens with full-height pull-out pantry, full-height refrigerator, range, and space for a microwave.

The property will include amenities such as a gym, resident lounge, or outdoor terrace. Other amenities include a "virtual doorman" (?), laundry facilities, storage room, and bike room.


The rents listed online at NYC are: 11 studios at $950/month and 3 studios at $1,492/month.

The 11 less expensive apartments are open to households earning an annual income within a range of roughly  $34,500 and $48,000 for an individual, or $34,500 and $55,000 for a household of two. The three higher-priced apartments are for households earning an annual income of roughly $53,000 up to $78,60 for an individual, or $53,000 up to $89,800 for a household of two.

Rather live in Brooklyn? Applications recently opened for City Point Tower in Downtown Brooklyn. There are apartments here for mostly either very low or oddly high income households, however.

NYC's housing lottery list here.

Go to McBrooklyn's HOME PAGE.


Anonymous said...

Q: "Want to live in a tiny, IKEA mini-showroom-sized apartment?" A: No.

mcbrooklyn said...

You can fit a couple of them inside your tiny apartment!