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From left: Bill de Blasio and Maritza Silva Ferrell

De Blasio offers compromises on housing policy

Signs of progress are emerging from negotiations between the de Blasio administration and the City Council over the future...

De Blasio offers compromises on housing policy
Is micro-living really the answer?

Is micro-living really the answer?

When NYC’s first micro-units were announced, writer Fran Lebowitz blasted them. She echoed a popular sentiment that “people shouldn’t live in a shoebox. It’s not good for human beings.” But others argue that smart...

Is micro-living really the answer?
NYC hungry for more “micro” apartments, officials say

NYC hungry for more “micro” apartments, officials say

With demand for the city’s first micro-units red hot, officials are looking for ways to add more.

NYC hungry for more “micro” apartments, officials say
Carmel Place’s micro-apartment floor plans revealed

Carmel Place’s micro-apartment floor plans revealed

It’s not the size that counts, it’s how you use it. New photos and floor plans released by Monadnock Development reveal...

Carmel Place’s micro-apartment floor plans revealed
NYC’s first micro-units hit the market Monday

NYC’s first micro-units hit the market Monday

The micro-units are finally here. Tomorrow, leasing kicks off at Carmel Place (formerly known as My Micro NY) –...

NYC’s first micro-units hit the market Monday
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New LIC development brings “micro units” to Queens

The “micro unit” revolution is coming to Queens.

New LIC development brings “micro units” to Queens
Slovakian egg-capsule makes living off the grid look easy

Slovakian egg-capsule makes living off the grid look easy

Housing just got way more portable.A Slovakian firm called Nice Architects has built a nice egg-shaped “Ecocapsule.” And since...

Slovakian egg-capsule makes living off the grid look easy
A 240-square-foot micro-apartment (Credit: Tim Seggerman)

Does size matter?

Ask any New Yorker about their biggest grievances, and living in a shoebox will likely be near the top of the list. Young Manhattanites tend to talk about their space-starved living situations much like...

Does size matter?
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Sharing economy goes residential with micro-apartments

WeWork’s community office concept is getting a residential spin as proponents of the sharing economy plan communal living hubs...

Sharing economy goes residential with micro-apartments
New apartments: less space, a lot more amenities

New apartments: less space, a lot more amenities

With the 13,000 new rental apartments in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens expected to open this year, developers have tended...

New apartments: less space, a lot more amenities
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