Main | Monday, December 14, 2009

55 Square Feet

I almost blogged about a New York Post story last week about a 175 square foot apartment, which they claimed might be NYC's tiniest. But the Post has found something much, much smaller.
When freelance event planner Eddie Rabon talks about his itty-bitty pad — just one square foot larger than a Rikers Island jail cell — the excitement is clear in his voice. “It’s fantastic,” he said. “It’s a great neighborhood in the greatest city. It’s about $800 a month. You won’t find that price anywhere else in this area. I feel like the money I save not having to get on the train to get around because I’m in the center of everything is worth it.” Rabon said the longest wall in his apartment is 121/2 feet, and that includes the apartment door. At its narrowest spot, he can spread his arms and almost touch both opposing walls. He said he has trouble turning around in his little shower, and said taller friends have been unable to close the bathroom door if they need to sit. “The bathroom has an airplane sink turned lengthwise,” he said. “So I can’t actually fit in over the sink."
Eddie's artwork is a giveaway, even if his hair isn't. Cute kid. And I guess I shouldn't complain about my 350 square feet anymore.

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