Don't Wait Until Mayor Bloomberg Builds His 'Micro' Apartments—These Tiny Units Are Available Right Now

smallest apartments in new york city


New York City’s notoriously cramped quarters are about to get even smaller, as  Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced yesterday a proposal for “micro-unit” apartments that will be just 300 square feet.But you don’t need to wait until the apartments, which will be built in Kips Bay and cost some $2,000 a month, are completed to feel like you’re living in a glorified closet.

These are the smallest apartments currently on the rental market for rent in Manhattan (compiled with help from Some are even smaller than 400 square feet, technically making them illegal under current New York regulations.

There is hardly enough room for the mice in these homes.

For $2,300 a month, rent a 310-square-foot apartment on Prince Street in the heart of SoHo.

Source: Realtor

For $6,000 a month rent a 358-square-foot apartment on Central Park South that has a fitness facility and comes furnished.


For $2,250 a month, rent a 376-square-foot apartment on W. 80th Street in a pre-war building.


For $2,900 a month, rent a 416-square-foot, fully furnished studio on W. 50th Street.


For $2,626 a month, rent a 419-square-foot unit in Hanover Square right around the corner from South Street Seaport.


For $2,275 a month, rent a 420-square-foot apartment on W. 69th Street with an open kitchen and 10.5-foot tall ceilings.


For $2,690 a month, rent a 438-square-foot apartment on Wall Street with a washer and dryer.


For $1,395 a month, rent a 450-square-foot apartment on Convent Avenue near Columbia University.


For $2,150 a month, rent a 475-square-foot apartment on W. 81st Street with a fireplace.

For $2,250 a month, rent a 480-square-foot apartment on E. 58th Street that has all hard-wood floors.


Looking for something with a bit more space?

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