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Decoded: the 'Coziest' Apartments in New York City

Welcome to a special Micro Week edition of The Brokerbabble Glossary, where we take a word or a turn of phrase that seems to show up in an unreasonable number of listings and decipher its true meaning. Today's word: Cozy.

In the world of real estate listings, some words function differently than they do in the real world. "Bucolic," for instance, means "in the vicinity of at least one tree or shrub." "Flexible" means "weird floorplan." And "cozy" reliably shows up in listings for tiny apartments, because nothing gives you that warm, inviting, comfortable feeling like crawling into your womb-like bedroom that barely has room for a lamp.

Forget the apartment—the ultimate in coziness would be to just live in the walk-in closet.

Also, nothing says "cozy" like blank white walls, a mattress on a box spring on the floor, and a leather couch. The coziest.

"Cute" is the lesser used sister adjective of "cozy" (also translating to "really small"). This apartment is both cute and cozy, which would give you an idea what size it was even if there weren't pictures.

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