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

Posted On Wed, January 30, 2019 By

Posted On Wed, January 30, 2019 By In Cool Listings, Upper West Side 

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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