Remember that 100-square-foot Upper West Side rental that was so sad it hurt? Well, it looks like it didn't hurt someone quite enough, because the Village Voice toured the apartment with its new renter, a midwestern transplant whose sunny optimism may not be long for this world given the circumstances. Grayson Altenberg is paying $1,100 a month for the mini 4th-story walk-up at 114 West 71st Street. It's surprising that Altenberg, a chef at the nearby Lincoln Center, would settle into an apartment whose kitchen can't even rightfully be called that. "There's things that I'm living without, like a chair," Altenberg quips in the clip. It takes a special kind of person to make micro-living spaces work, and Altenberg seems to be doing a-okay.
· Here's a Very Brief Tour of a 100-Square-Foot Upper West Side Apartment [VV]
· 100-Square-Foot Upper West Side Rental Is So Sad It Hurts [Curbed]
· How One New Yorker Lives Comfortably In 90 Square Feet [Curbed]