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My Micro NY will soon be New York's first micro-apartment building

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My Micro NY will soon be New York's first micro-apartment building

The Manhattan modular building will be completed in December and will contain apartments with low rents, but small space.

By Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor | October 22, 2015
My Micro NY will soon be New York's first micro-apartment building

The concrete and steel modular units at My Micro NY are currently being stacked and bolted together. Renderings courtesy nArchitects

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.


My Micro New York - Trailer from Antti T Seppänen on Vimeo.

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