New York is known for its expensive and cramped living conditions. The city has a solution for one of those stigmas.
My Micro NY, the city's first micro-apartment building, will open shortly after construction is completion in December, Dezeen reports. The nine-story, 35,000-sf modular building is located in Manhattan’s Kips Bay neighborhood and was designed by nArchitects.
While the median rental price for a one-bedroom apartment elsewhere in Manhattan is a whopping $3,400, market-rate units at My Micro NY start at $2,000. Affordable units will range from $950 to $1,492.
The catch, of course, is that the complex’s 55 units will range from 250 to 370 sf, with 10-foot ceilings. The apartments will have a Juliet balcony, a kitchen, a closet, and a combined living and sleeping area. To get some space, tenants will have access to a gym, lounge, roof terrace, and garden.
The modules are made of steel frames and concrete slabs. They are currently being stacked and bolted together.
My Micro NY also released a trailer for an upcoming documentary on the project.