49-square-foot Upper West Side ‘studio’ might actually be a prison cell for $510/month
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49-square-foot Upper West Side ‘studio’ might actually be a prison cell for $510/month

January 30, 2019

Listing photo courtesy of Citi Habitats

For some reason, the Upper West Side is a hotbed for ridiculously small and semi-uninhabitable apartments, but this “studio” at 276 West 71st Street by far takes the cake (h/t Reddit). At first glance, the SRO could easily be mistaken for a prison cell, but in fact, the 49-square-foot (yes, you read that right) apartment is asking $510/month plus a 15 percent broker’s fee. Beware of the sticky NYC summers, though; as the listing generously divulges, “No Air conditioners are allowed. You can only use a fan.”

If living in a literal closet doesn’t bother you, in addition to the crazy-low rent, the apartment comes with electricity included. There’s a miniature sink in the corner, but since this is an SRO, the actual bathroom is shared in the hall. The room is a fifth-floor walkup and has no kitchen, though there does appear to be a mini-fridge crammed in there. And we’re guessing that plank of wood is something to sleep on?

[Listing: 276 West 71st Street, #18 by Citi Habitats]


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