After all, you can’t afford a normal tiny apartment when your entire life is spent working making sure the fruits of your labor are ‘distributed’ to someone else.
Mayor Bloomberg Thinking Small, As In New NYC ‘Micro’ Apartment Initiative
Hizzoner Wants To Build 80 Units, Each 275 To 300 Square Feet In Size
There is a new initiative to help New Yorkers live small and more affordably. Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants to build “micro” apartments, one-third smaller than what current regulations allow.
Bloomberg’s new housing plan is not for claustrophobics, but he does have a down-sized approach to the new apartments he wants to build for small nesters.
“Today, there are 1.8 million one- and two-person households in our city, but there are only about 1 million studio and one-bedroom apartments. You notice the mismatch,” Bloomberg said.
To deal with the problem the mayor is thinking small. He launched a pilot project seeking designs to build apartments that are only 275 to 300 square feet in size. Current zoning laws require apartments to be at least 450 square feet.
“Our design guidelines stipulate that the apartments have simple access, have ample access to fresh air and sunlight, that development teams also think of making good use of shared space …” Bloomberg said.
Just like prisoners.