Unless you're a Russian oligarch or trust funded transplant, the prospect of living comfortably in New York City is becoming less and less of a possibility. Soon, though, it may be much easier to afford your own place, when Manhattan's first-ever building of micro apartments opens later in the year. The nine-story project in Kips Bay will feature 55 units under 360 square feet, each boasting a stunningly efficient layout and its very own tiny private balcony.
We recently got a behind-the-scenes look at the Brooklyn warehouse where each of the mini modular units gets made. Watching a sizable apartment complex come to life under another building's roof is something else.
So long as people continue their influx to Gotham, this may very well be how new affordable housing muscles its way into the urban landscape.