While Californians or Midwesterners would balk at the prospect of cramming into a box-sized space to live in, Bushwickians are all too down to climb into what is, in essence, a crawl space if it means cheaper rent.
“Micro apartments,” as they’ve been dubbed by The New York Times, are converted storage units that one local Bushwick millionaire, Zed Inbred, a 29-year-old from Long Island, has been renting out for $900 a month–much cheaper than your average one bedroom, which is usually, at minimum $1,500. And, from what we can tell so far, the singles are loving them.
Erin Loner, a 32-year-old who bartends at Cobra Club, gushed, “I just love that I’m living in my own apartment. No more worrying about having to put clothes on when I go out into the ‘kitchen,’ which, granted, is just a hot plate on the floor, but still. It’s all worth it to get some fucking solitude in a town that practically forbids it.” While this new trend in real estate is putting some mild strain on furniture and food sales (just like going to The Narrows, you can’t be fat if you want to fit into one of these “apartments”), The Burning Bush has a hunch that “micro decor” might not be too far away either.
Written by Genna Rivieccio