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Call It Whatever You Like, Just Don't Call It a Studio

Don't let the fancy talk about "openness," "loft-style," and "lifecycle trends" fool you: young people are buying more studio apartments in the city mainly because they can't afford one-bedrooms. Of course, this means that studios are the new one-bedrooms, which means that converted commercial spaces with windowless bedrooms are the new studios. As Daren Hornig of Dwelling Qwest told the Post this weekend, "The term 'studio' doesn't have much to do with size, but with light and air requirements." Chew on that next time you're staring out of the window of your light and airy 200-sqft box.
· Studios You Can Stay In [NYPost]