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.