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Inside the Brooklyn Factory Birthing NYC's New Micro Units

Thousands of tiny apartments exist in New York City, but small space seekers won't find what they're looking for in new construction. Zoning laws enacted in 1987 prohibit apartments from being less than 400 square feet, much larger than what one can find in old tenements and SRO buildings, but thanks to a new development rising at 335 East 27th Street, the city will get its first ever modern microdwellings. Called My Micro NY, the building is the product of a city-sponsored design competition inspired by the growing number of single New Yorkers living solo. Designed by nARCHITECTS and developed by Monadnock Development, the building will hold 55 studios, ranging from 260 to 360 square feet, and consist of 66 prefabricated modules, which are currently being constructed in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

Curbed NY has a full tour of the factory. >>