Heres a startling fact: About 33 percent of New Yorkers live alone. So why doesnt the housing market cater to them?

I fear micro-apartments could become grim, overpriced boxes crammed into dim blocks – as todays studios often are. Thankfully, Making Room, working with the think tank Citizens Housing and Planning Council, displays alternatives to the citys worst housing abuses. We have all read too many stories about illegally subdivided family houses that end up turning into fire traps for their poor inhabitants.

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