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Old 01-30-2012, 09:37 AM
 
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Does anyone remember this story?

Simple life Manhattan: a 90-square-foot microstudio - YouTube

Here is the second chapter.
90-square foot apartment considered the smallest apartment in the city - NYPOST.com

She is a better manager of money and space than most New Yorkers. Hooray!
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Old 01-30-2012, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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That's certainly an efficient use of space! I'm not sure I could live day in and day out in a place like that. I might end up spending a lot of time at coffee shops and then going home just to sleep. Nevertheless, the price is right and she was able to finally get a bigger place. 500 square feet must seem like a palace now.
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Old 01-30-2012, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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I always love seeing things like this, and as an architecture student, it is really fun to experiment and see what is possible to do within very limited space like this....though personally I could never live in a place this tiny, but that is because I have a dog and girlfriend and would need a little bit more elbow room, but if it were just me moving to NYC for the first time, I would totally do something like this in LES and try to make it work for a few years before moving to someplace a little bit larger.
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Old 01-30-2012, 11:55 AM
 
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I don't think she really "lived" in the space...I mean sleeping with her face inches from the ceiling? Eating out of a toaster oven (aka no stove)? This was a storage unit she converted into a marginally habitable space where she can spend as little time as possible, but at least store her things. You call that living? It's silly, and more like an experiment than "living."

Congrats to her for making it work, but now I know who the people are who buy a bottle of water and spend the next 8 hours sitting in Starbucks occupying tables.
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Old 01-30-2012, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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I don't think she really "lived" in the space...I mean sleeping with her face inches from the ceiling? Eating out of a toaster oven (aka no stove)? This was a storage unit she converted into a marginally habitable space where she can spend as little time as possible, but at least store her things. You call that living? It's silly, and more like an experiment than "living."

Congrats to her for making it work, but now I know who the people are who buy a bottle of water and spend the next 8 hours sitting in Starbucks occupying tables.
Basically, but then again she is going out of her way to live in Manhattan, not her apartment so might as well get the most out of the city as you can when it is just yourself if being in the middle of Manhattan is what someone wants but doesn't make a six figure income.
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Old 01-30-2012, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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Basically, but then again she is going out of her way to live in Manhattan, not her apartment so might as well get the most out of the city as you can when it is just yourself if being in the middle of Manhattan is what someone wants but doesn't make a six figure income.

I would rather live in brooklyn in a real 3 room apartment and a metro card to get to manhattan.

She just lived, if you call it that, in a big closet she sub let from another tenant.
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Old 01-30-2012, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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That's horrible living.
I would much rather pay more, and live comfortably than all cramped
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Old 01-30-2012, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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I would rather live in brooklyn in a real 3 room apartment and a metro card to get to manhattan.

She just lived, if you call it that, in a big closet she sub let from another tenant.
Most people would agree with you, heck most people would go even further and say they wouldn't pay to live in NYC period, but if someone wants to live in Manhattan no matter what and can't afford anything bigger than this on the island, it really forces a human being to really learn what is valuable in their own life.
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Old 01-30-2012, 02:38 PM
 
Location: New York, NY
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Interesting update. After 5 yrs in that cramped apt, I'm sure her new 500 sq ft place seems huge. To me, it would still feel pretty small.
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Old 01-30-2012, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Interesting update. After 5 yrs in that cramped apt, I'm sure her new 500 sq ft place seems huge. To me, it would still feel pretty small.
I have been joking about the same thing. I currently live in a tiny studio next to downtown Portland and will be moving to a one bedroom in Brooklyn this Spring/Summer and just having more than one room with a kitchen and bathroom is going to feel huge for me.
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