Well it looks like the popularity of the first newstory about the tiniest apartment in Manhattan sprouted a couple of other inquiries to truly find the smallest apartment in New York City.
Here is a link to new article about the smallest apartment in Manhattan. I recommend watching the video which will give you the best idea of what this apartment is like.
Now I don't think this is a true apples to apples comparison of Manhattan's tiniest apartments simply because this is a rental apartment. The tenant is paying about $800/month for rent. The previous article was about a couple who actually bought an apartment.
Some buildings and neighborhoods are notorious to cut up the original layouts and make these tiny apartments, is this a legal apartment, I'm not sure. But as a commenter on the article stated, now the New York Fire Department knows about this apartment, even though an address is not given and from the video it looks near impossible to know where exactly this building could be located at.
I completely understand the mentality the gentleman renting this unit has. I have helped a number of young people who will be working extremely long hours and outside of work will be letting off a little bit of steam and only look at their apartment as a place to sleep. Location is super important so they will sacrifice renovations, views, and in this case size.
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