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The smallest NYC apartments for sale

Check out these itty-bitty Manhattan studios, none of which are larger than 300 square feet

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There are tiny New York City apartments, and then there are tiny New York City apartments—the ones where you wonder how, exactly, someone could live there.

But they exist, and what's more, people are spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on them. That's maybe not outrageous by NYC standards, where anything under $1 million can seem like a steal, but it's certainly not the norm—at least, not anywhere but New York City.

But where are these apartments, and—more importantly—what do they look like? With the help of the fine folks at NeighborhoodX, we've mapped ten of the tiniest residences available for sale in Manhattan at the moment. (A caveat: These are, for the most part, the apartments that had square footage included along with their listings; as we all know, there are thousands of teeny-tiny New York apartments that are on the market whose true size is a mystery.) None measure more than 300 square feet, and the cheapest ones clock in at $289,000.

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1. 321 East 43rd Street, #810

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321 E 43rd St
New York, NY 10017

Around 200 square feet

Leave it to the Cloister in Midtown East to come through with a sub-200-square-foot pad. This particular itty-bitty apartment has a Murphy bed and some built-in storage, but it doesn’t change the fact that it’s a glorified closet—one that’s asking $289,000.

2. 5 Tudor City Place, #437

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5 Tudor City Pl
New York, NY 10017

250 square feet

Prepare to notice a pattern here: Several of the apartments on this list are in Midtown's exclusive enclave Tudor City, specifically within the co-op building at 5 Tudor City Place. The smallest currently for sale is this 250-square-foot studio, which comes with a tiny kitchen, a bathroom, big windows, and little else. The asking price is $300,000.

3. 457 West 57th Street #611

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457 W 57th St
New York, NY 10019

Around 250 square feet

This Hell’s Kitchen apartment is proof that tiny doesn’t have to equal boring. Though the living space is small, the kitchen is actually pretty nice—a rarity in apartments this itty-bitty—and it has a walk-in closet. It’s asking just under $350,000, with monthlies coming in at $775.

4. 237 East 88th Street #104

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237 E 88th St
New York, NY 10128

255 square feet

It’s hard to glean too much about this small Upper East Side apartment, aside from the fact that the kitchen was clearly redone at some point. (And now comes with a dishwasher, which must come in handy if your sink is too small to hand-wash.) It does have high ceilings, which is a plus; the asking price is $475,000.

5. 48 West 138th Street #2G

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48 W 138th St
New York, NY 10037

291 square feet

In Harlem, a renovated studio that measures just under 300 square feet is asking the princely sum of $399,999. And while the apartment may be tiny, the building itself has some nice perks—including a gym and a courtyard—if your space starts to feel claustrophobic.

6. 313 East 89th Street #3F

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313 E 89th St
New York, NY 10128

Around 300 square feet

As the listing photo here shows, this is a highly stylized studio—the actual “living space” measures under 150 square feet, but the owners have added a mod built-in bed/storage unit to alleviate that issue. There’s also a refurbished kitchen and plenty of closet space, all for $289,000.

7. 214 Riverside Drive, #206

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214 Riverside Dr
New York, NY 10025

Around 300 square feet

This apartment measures right around 300 square feet, and the current owner has added bunk beds in the living area, because why not. (Hey, they’re a space-saving measure!) For that size, though, this is a pretty cute unit in a great location. The asking price is $380,000.

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8. 396 Bleecker Street #F

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396 Bleecker St
New York, NY 10014

300 square feet

Here, we may have the most ridiculous apartment on this list: a 300-square-foot pad asking close to $800,000. The apartment has gotten all manner of ostentatious upgrades—a wall-mounted flat screen, a marble fireplace mantel, porcelain flooring, and a decent-sized kitchen—but it doesn’t change the fact that this is just a really fancy studio.

9. 515 Park Avenue #3K

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515 Park Ave
New York, NY 10022

300 square feet

A Park Avenue pad that measures around 300 square feet is asking the unbelievable price of $1.45 million, or a staggering $4,833 per square foot. Why? It's only available to those who already own an apartment at 515 Park Avenue—it's billed as a "maid's room apartment" in the listing, because that's the kind of thing people who can afford to live in fancy Park Avenue buildings might have need for.

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10. 5 Tudor City Place #323

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5 Tudor City Pl
New York, NY 10017

300 square feet

Another one at 5 Tudor City place, this time a very simple studio asking $329,000 (with monthlies of $663). The kitchen was recently renovated with quartz counters and a new backsplash, and there’s some built-in storage as well.

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1. 321 East 43rd Street, #810

321 E 43rd St, New York, NY 10017

Around 200 square feet

Leave it to the Cloister in Midtown East to come through with a sub-200-square-foot pad. This particular itty-bitty apartment has a Murphy bed and some built-in storage, but it doesn’t change the fact that it’s a glorified closet—one that’s asking $289,000.

321 E 43rd St
New York, NY 10017

2. 5 Tudor City Place, #437

5 Tudor City Pl, New York, NY 10017

250 square feet

Prepare to notice a pattern here: Several of the apartments on this list are in Midtown's exclusive enclave Tudor City, specifically within the co-op building at 5 Tudor City Place. The smallest currently for sale is this 250-square-foot studio, which comes with a tiny kitchen, a bathroom, big windows, and little else. The asking price is $300,000.

5 Tudor City Pl
New York, NY 10017

3. 457 West 57th Street #611

457 W 57th St, New York, NY 10019

Around 250 square feet

This Hell’s Kitchen apartment is proof that tiny doesn’t have to equal boring. Though the living space is small, the kitchen is actually pretty nice—a rarity in apartments this itty-bitty—and it has a walk-in closet. It’s asking just under $350,000, with monthlies coming in at $775.

457 W 57th St
New York, NY 10019

4. 237 East 88th Street #104

237 E 88th St, New York, NY 10128

255 square feet

It’s hard to glean too much about this small Upper East Side apartment, aside from the fact that the kitchen was clearly redone at some point. (And now comes with a dishwasher, which must come in handy if your sink is too small to hand-wash.) It does have high ceilings, which is a plus; the asking price is $475,000.

237 E 88th St
New York, NY 10128

5. 48 West 138th Street #2G

48 W 138th St, New York, NY 10037

291 square feet

In Harlem, a renovated studio that measures just under 300 square feet is asking the princely sum of $399,999. And while the apartment may be tiny, the building itself has some nice perks—including a gym and a courtyard—if your space starts to feel claustrophobic.

48 W 138th St
New York, NY 10037

6. 313 East 89th Street #3F

313 E 89th St, New York, NY 10128

Around 300 square feet

As the listing photo here shows, this is a highly stylized studio—the actual “living space” measures under 150 square feet, but the owners have added a mod built-in bed/storage unit to alleviate that issue. There’s also a refurbished kitchen and plenty of closet space, all for $289,000.

313 E 89th St
New York, NY 10128

7. 214 Riverside Drive, #206

214 Riverside Dr, New York, NY 10025
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Around 300 square feet

This apartment measures right around 300 square feet, and the current owner has added bunk beds in the living area, because why not. (Hey, they’re a space-saving measure!) For that size, though, this is a pretty cute unit in a great location. The asking price is $380,000.

214 Riverside Dr
New York, NY 10025

8. 396 Bleecker Street #F

396 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014

300 square feet

Here, we may have the most ridiculous apartment on this list: a 300-square-foot pad asking close to $800,000. The apartment has gotten all manner of ostentatious upgrades—a wall-mounted flat screen, a marble fireplace mantel, porcelain flooring, and a decent-sized kitchen—but it doesn’t change the fact that this is just a really fancy studio.

396 Bleecker St
New York, NY 10014

9. 515 Park Avenue #3K

515 Park Ave, New York, NY 10022
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300 square feet

A Park Avenue pad that measures around 300 square feet is asking the unbelievable price of $1.45 million, or a staggering $4,833 per square foot. Why? It's only available to those who already own an apartment at 515 Park Avenue—it's billed as a "maid's room apartment" in the listing, because that's the kind of thing people who can afford to live in fancy Park Avenue buildings might have need for.

515 Park Ave
New York, NY 10022

10. 5 Tudor City Place #323

5 Tudor City Pl, New York, NY 10017

300 square feet

Another one at 5 Tudor City place, this time a very simple studio asking $329,000 (with monthlies of $663). The kitchen was recently renovated with quartz counters and a new backsplash, and there’s some built-in storage as well.

5 Tudor City Pl
New York, NY 10017