Brooklyn transplant Jack Leahy in his rental home. Photo: NY Times.
A recent New York Times article profiles what is perhaps the city’s smallest living arrangement.
Jack Leahy, a musician from Texas, is renting a 40 square-foot crawl space to live in for $450 a month. Accessible by ladder, the “cubbyhole” is in the ceiling of a Williamsburg, Brooklyn performance space, a few blocks from the waterfront.
With five feet of clearance throughout most of the window-free space, it may surprise many that there was competition to rent the location. The space fits a twin-size mattress and various other belongings; a rock shelf on the riverbank serves as Leahy’s “living room”.
Seven other people rent actual rooms in the building; the eight tenants share one kitchen and 1.5 bathrooms. In this way, Leahy’s arrangement may be a model of tiny living, renting the most micro- of micro-units in a co-living building.
This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/the_littlest_loft_what_450_a_month_rents_in_brooklyn/11685.
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