Developers all over the US are trying to capitalize on a concept that is new to America, Micro-Apartments. The micro-movement, which began in Japan, is based on the assumption that bigger is no longer better. Personally, I see this obsession with small every day – $6 mini-cupcakes, $15 petite salads, $18,000 Smart Cars to name just a few.
Although they are really small, I think micro-apartments put forth a compelling argument. The micro-unit complexes will offer more common space to get to know your neighbors, a reduced utilities bill, reduced carbon footprint and efficient living, and some pretty cool multi-functional / transforming furniture.
Supported by Mayor Bloomberg, a new 55-unit complex located at 335 East 27th street in Manhattan will have units ranging from 250-370 sq. feet, and will be ready by 2015. All of the units will be rent-stabilized and will range from $940 – $1800 per…
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