My Micro NY apartments

Located at 335 E 27th Street in Kips Bay, the $17 million development will have a total of 55 studios ranging from 250 to 370 square feet. Out of the 55 apartments, 22 will be affordable units that start at $950 a month, depending on the resident’s income. The remaining 33 units will rent for upwards of $3,000 per month.

Related: NYC’s first prefab micro-unit apartment building starts to rise in Manhattan (PHOTOS)

According to the architects, the project’s compact design was focused on providing residents with high liveability features such as convertible furniture and multi-use rooms. Additionally, the compact apartments’ sizes are further enhanced by high ceilings and sweet juliet balconies. Residents will have access to a gym on the ground floor, along with a small lounge, community room, roof terrace, bicycle storage, and a small shared garden space.

The development is somewhat of a pilot project for the city, which previously did not allow entire buildings made up of micro-units. Mayor Bloomberg, working with the NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development, waived certain zoning regulations so that the project could be developed and perhaps used as a future model for affordable housing for the city.

As of September 1st, the apartments are accepting rental applications at NY Housing Connect.

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