Micro-apts in NYC – tiny, affordable, sustainable

You might be thinking, “But most apartments in NYC are ‘micro.'” These are different.

Carmel Place is the first micro-unit apartment building in NYC. These LEED-certified modular units were manufactured at the Brooklyn Navy Yard and were then stacked together 9 stories high along with stairs, an elevator, and other shared spaces. The building at 335 East 27th Street in Kips Bay was erected in 2015 and contains 55 “micro” apartments that range in size from 260 SF to 360 SF. Twenty-two of the units are affordable and the remainder rent for $3,000 a month.

nArchitects provided the winning proposal in the adAPT NYC initiative launched as part of former Mayor Bloomberg’s administration’s New Housing Marketplace Plan to accommodate the city’s growing small-household population. Taitem worked with the Carmel Place team to provide LEED, energy modeling, and commissioning services for the project.

Check out the video Making Carmel Place to hear from the architects who put this fascinating building together. For additional images and stats, check out Carmel Place on City Realty.