These won't last: There are two SRO units up for grabs in a building on West 29th Street for $980/month including utilities. (Here's one, there's the other.) They rightfully lead this week's Hot Dozen, meaning more StreetEasy.com visitors were clicking on listings for these units over the last seven days than any other listing.
If you can live without a bathroom in your apartment (that is, if you can live with sharing a bathroom with other people in your building a la dorm room) these units are an exceptional deal. They don't look creepy, they each have a window and kitchen and deserve awards for most economical use of space.
If you insist on being able to shower without bringing a set of house keys, or fancy a separate room for sleeping, then perhaps this Lincoln Square 1-bedroom may be a better fit for you. (Note the $815 mark up for such extravagance.)
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