Harlem building offering ‘apartments’ smaller than jail cells

Posted at 8:44 AM, Sep 18, 2013
and last updated 2013-09-18 11:51:24-04

The owners of one building in Harlem are offering apartments that are smaller than jail cells.

An apartment building at 14 Convent Avenue has apartments that are just 100 square feet and barely eight feet wide.


“Studios are small, clean, with compelling renovation. Suitable for one person,” the apartment listing states on the Douglas Elliman Real Estate website.


The micro-studio’s listing says the apartment offers “large east-facing windows allowing for robust sunlight throughout the day.”

With barely enough room to fit a single bed, the units are going for $1, 275 a month.

The owners are trying to lure single New Yorkers into the units.

In the past, Mayor Bloomberg has encouraged the construction of micro-apartments, in response to the the high demand for housing in New York City.

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