Wall Street Journal:
Fifty-seven new residences under construction in Long Island City, Queens, are small apartments being billed as micro units, but with a twist.
While the city’s only other prominent project advertising its apartments as “micro” will offer only studios, the Queens units will have two or three bedrooms.
“Our concept is we can offer really high-quality public amenity space, and better value with smaller private spaces, and bring the rental cost down,” said Sheldon Stein, managing principal of Ranger Properties, developer of the project at 37-10 Crescent St.
The building’s two-bedroom units will be about 490 square feet, and the three-bedrooms 735 square feet. Most of the bedrooms will be 10 feet by 12 feet and may have built-in desks and Murphy beds, which fold into the wall, said Chris Fogarty, a partner at Fogarty Finger and the project’s architect.