Photo by myself in Midtown.
The crowds are in full force in Midtown, with commuters racing to the subways and visitors ambling around, viewing the sights. It makes for a heady situation on the sidewalks during rush hour.
One of the most common conversations New Yorkers have involves the size of their apartments.
People talk about their smallest apartment, their first apartment, or their current apartment. Sometimes people talk about 'the apartment that got away', or some dreamy apartment where they wound up by chance.
This week, the Times is showing the non-dreamy apartments. Recently, studio co-op apartments in New York are being offered for as low as $200,000.
The apartments might have prime locations, but they are tiny. One has a kitchen that isn't large enough for a full-size refrigerator (it is located in a nearby closet). Another apartment sports a sleeping loft/bunk bed over a sofa.
Currently, the least expensive apartment offered in Manhattan is a 250-square foot studio, with a view of a brick wall, for $199k.
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