Published February 12, 2019
Looking for a room of your own in Manhattan? Prepare to empty your wallet and "Marie Kondo" your belongings.
This studio apartment in Chelsea goes for $1,600 a month and features a compact bathroom. Meanwhile, the only built-in storage space contains a stove, sink and two overhead cabinets. And renters looking for light-filled space may be disappointed to find that the room contains only one window above a radiator.
Twitter user @AmericaCanceled uploaded images of the micro-apartment online on Saturday, and has since caused outrage on social media.
“I’d rather live where I can have a 10+ acre backyard than live in a Texas sized closet,” one user tweeted.
“I would never live in NY cause this is literally a hallway,” another person wrote.
According to the Street Easy listing, the “cozy” studio is located on a “quiet tree-lined street” and has been on the market for 17 days.
While prospective tenants would be short on space, at least they’re in the heart of New York nightlife. The apartment is next to scene-y clubs like Tao Downtown, Gansevoort and Buddakan. And you’re only four blocks away from the nearest train station. According to online rental website HotPads, the average studio for that area is over $2,000 a month.
A rep from real estate brokerage Quality Living Uptown, which listed this property, did not return a request for comment.