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NY’s First Micro-Apartments Actually Look Kinda Comfortable

LOTS OF APARTMENTS in New York City are micro, but Carmel Place—the prefab building that’s now being leased after two years of development—will be the city’s first official micro-apartment complex. The distinction comes down to zoning: when the Bloomberg Administration announced in 2012 that it wanted to experiment with this new, tiny housing model, the Department of City Planning granted the project a waiver, allowing it to build studios with floor plans smaller than 400 square feet.

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