Ahh, Manhattan: as wonderful as the city is, most New Yorkers would agree that trying to score an apartment at a decent price in the borough is a harder battle than the Hunger Games. But while cramming lots of roommates into one apartment isn't an ideal situation, I'm not so sure I'd want to live like this Manhattanite, either. Grayson Altenberg is currently occupying a 100-square foot studio apartment, and it shows just how far people will go to live the New York dream.
Grayson is a chef at a restaurant in Lincoln Center, and he chose this uber tiny space so he could be steps away from work. Sadly, Grayson can barely take more than five steps into his actual apartment: it's so small that his bed bumps right up against his shower, and he's swapped a tray out for an actual table. Basically, he has just enough space to move around - but just barely.
Now get ready for a major truth bomb about Manhattan real estate: Grayson pays a whopping $1,100 for his studio space, despite the ridiculously tiny nature of his apartment. In New York, it's all about location, location, location, and Grayson's got a pretty good one. But is it good enough to have to exist in such a cramped space? I'm going to say no.
While Grayson makes the point of saying that the city is his backyard (and therefore he doesn't need much space of his own) I think he's forgetting about little things called "rain" and "winter." Let's be real: are you really going to want to venture outside when it's 15 degrees and disgusting outside? Those are the perfect days for holing yourself up in your apartment, but they aren't quite so fun when your own apartment makes you claustrophobic.
This tiny apartment seems to be working for Grayson, but I'm not so sure I could handle his living situation - this girl needs a proper couch to cuddle up in.