New Yorkers are used to living in cramped surroundings, where space is a luxury afforded to only the wealthy.
And soon some Manhattanites will really feel the squeeze.
On Monday, Mayor Bloomberg launched a contest to develop micro units — which are closetlike flats are 275 to 300 square feet .
Yes, they are larger than a jail cell, but just! The micro units are big enough for a bathroom, kitchen and sleeping and dining room, though the Mayor admits that little entertaining will be had in these teeny-weeny apartments
Just as a FYI, Bloomberg’s 12,500-square-foot upper East Side townhouse is about 40 times as big as the micro units.
Our question to you is, could you live in one?