Articles on Manhattan Studio Apartments

Developers Bid For New Manhattan Micro-Units

Manhattan apartment residents looking to settle down in studio apartments can expect a big (or small) surprise now that officials are looking to make these pint-size dwellings even smaller. On Monday Mayor Bloomberg disclosed a real estate proposition that would allow developers to bid for a parking lot in Kips Bay located on 335 E. 27th St that would be used to construct studio apartments which are, reportedly, going to resemble college dormitories. Guidelines for the innovative project request that 75% of the units in the building be micro-units, measuring between 275 and 300 square-feet. This is a striking change from Manhattan’s usual studio apartments, which estimate around 400 square feet at the smallest. Eliminating the use of hallways, floor plans will consist of a bedroom area that will double as a living room and workspace.

Apartments For One: What NYC Neighborhoods Are Best For Singles?

At a certain level, the question of which Manhattan neighborhood is best for singles is kind of a silly one. Silly because, New York being New York, just about every Manhattan neighborhood is a pretty good Manhattan neighborhood in which to be single. But, of course, there are degrees of goodness -- which means that singles hunting for their own NYC studios or one-bedroom apartments might do well to check out a new study from the New York Daily News that uses a simple formula to ascertain which Manhattan neighborhoods are best for solo NYC apartment-hunters. Besides, you know, all of them. "Factors that played an important role in ranking these neighborhoods are the numbers of restaurants, bars, nightclubs, health clubs, culture, the population of young people in the area, median age and crime figures," Jason Sheftell explains in the Daily News. "Education, family-oriented factors and price were not heavy factors, although affordability was considered."