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

The video takes viewers through the entire design process of the micro-units, from fabrication at the Brooklyn Navy Yard to the stacking phase at Kips Bay. At the end of the video, the architects take a tour of a somewhat finished unit (though not yet furnished). As you can imagine, it’s a very quick tour considering the size of the apartment.

Related: Apply to live in Manhattan’s first micro apartments for as low as $950 a month

Manhattan’s first micro-apartment building is located at 335 E 27th Street in Kips Bay. The $17 million development, which will have a total of 55 studios ranging from 250 to 370 square feet, made headlines when it was announced that the cheapest studios will rent for just $950 a month depending on the resident’s income.

The development is a pilot project launched by Mayor Bloomberg’s administration, which worked with the NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development to waive certain zoning regulations to facilitate the initiative. If the plan proves successful, the complex could be used as a future model for affordable housing for the city.

Rental applications for My Micro NY/Carmel Place are still being accepted at NY Housing Connect through November 2nd.


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