There may not be many single-room occupancy buildings in New York City these days, but they do still exist—and occasionally, the itty-bitty apartments (if you can call them that) within come onto the market.
One such unit in an Upper West Side SRO listed today with Citi Habitats, and it takes the concept of “micro-living” to a whole new level; according to the listing description, the space is a mere 68 square feet—and is asking $950/month. (h/t 6sqft)
To the broker’s credit, he comes right out and says the apartment is minuscule; “it’s probably the smallest apartment in Manhattan,” says the listing description, but “it’s also probably the least expensive.” (A quick perusal of StreetEasy and Zumper confirms this.)
It has a loft bed that can only accommodate a twin mattress, a fridge, and a stove (which appears to be oddly normal-sized, all things considered). As you might expect, it’s not especially pleasant—especially when you factor in the fact that “you share the bath on the 5th floor hallway with four other apartments, and the tenants clean it on a schedule.” (Yikes.)
A YouTube video of the unit offers a peek around:
If you’re curious, there’s an open house tonight from 6 to 6:30 p.m. And hey, it could be worse: another unit in the same building is renting for $1,450—the only difference appears to be that it can fit a full-sized bed. For that, you’d have to pay an extra $500 per month? Only in New York.
- Listing: 148 West 70th Street #17 [Citi Habitats]