The Real Deal New York

By the numbers: Sizing up NYC’s micro-units

The Sony Building’s planned $150M penthouse would fit 72 micro-units

April 24, 2015 10:30AM
By Eileen AJ Connelly


The prefab units of the My Micro NY complex will soon be stacked on East 27th Street, as depicted in this rendering.

From the April issue: Construction of the 64 modules that will make up Monadnock Development’s “My Micro NY” complex in Kips Bay is in full swing. The micro-unit movement in part reflects rising housing costs, but is also being driven by the increasing number of people living alone. Census data shows at least 21 percent of households are single adults. In New York, more than half of all adults were single as of 2013. This month, TRD sizes up the city’s micro-units. [more]

  • Charles Dale

    I have seen the insides of these in a different article and they look nice. They are small but still nice on the inside except they are expensive to. I forget the price but are still expensive in my opinion. I just wish they would make these affordable for the median income of single New Yorkers, which stands at $51,100 a year.