8 Of NYC's Cutest, Tiniest Apartments On The Market Right Now

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Shoe-box living doesn't have to equal dark rooms, cramped closets, and kitchens that double as bathrooms. In New York City, we've pretty much seen it all when it comes to surprising real estate — but the most surprising of all is when a teeny apartment actually manages to use its size to its advantage.  

When you're calling less than 600 square feet home, the littlest things can make the biggest difference — from utilizing vertical space to maximizing natural light. Think you could never make small space work this well? Think again. Ahead, see eight of the city's most adorable apartments on the market right now that make even the tiniest of spaces feel like living large.
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Neighborhood: Flatiron
Address: 16 West 19th Street (between Fifth and Sixth avenues), #9A
Price: $795,000
Size: 460 square feet

If you're gonna call an under 500-square-foot space home, it better have tons of light. And, this L-shaped Flatiron has lots. Thanks to some oversized windows and absurdly high ceilings (by Manhattan apartment standards, at least), this little gem doesn't feel, well, so little. You're guaranteed to fall in love once you see the sleek wood floors, luxe kitchen, and modern bathroom.
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Let the light shine in — all of it.
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A floor-length mirror will instantly make any room appear larger — add two, and your studio apartment might just feel like a mansion.
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Neighborhood: Clinton Hill
Address: 531 Vanderbilt Avenue (between Atlantic Avenue and Fulton Street), #3C
Price: $435,000
Size: 410 square feet

Every apartment can use a good statement piece, and this turquoise-meets-dark-wood couch makes this pint-size post feel as charming as its brownstone Brooklyn surroundings. The finishings are state-of-the-art, the neighborhood is desirable, and the bedroom is — given the home's square footage — actually quite large.
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An all-white kitchen: chic, sleek, and so Scandinavian.
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Mix colors, patterns, and textures for a room that pops — while still looking totally put-together.
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Neighborhood: Lenox Hill
Address: 140 East 63rd Street (at Lexington Avenue), #10F
Price: $1,695,000
Size: 680 square feet

Live in the iconic Barbizon 63 building, a former residential hotel for women, where everyone from Joan Didion and Grace Kelly to Liza Minnelli and Sylvia Plath once stayed. Aside from the building's incredible history, it also boasts access to Equinox, a club salon, and a screening room. Oh, and with immaculate wood floors and updated finishings, the apartments aren't too shabby, either.
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Who cares about a tiny apartment when you have such a killer kitchen?
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A cozy, homey bedroom to curl up in at night.
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Neighborhood: Williamsburg
Address: 156 Broadway (between Bedford and Driggs avenues), #2A
Price: $750,000
Size: 621 square feet

Most New Yorkers could only dream of having a wall of windows or high ceilings. Here, we've basically found real estate paradise, with a seriously high wall of windows. This amount of light exposure is unreal. Also impressive? The attention to detail in this duplex apartment: There's vintage wire-and-glass cabinets, custom whitewashed oak floors, and a wrought-iron staircase leading to the sleeping nook.
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A country-like aura in the middle of the city.
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Doesn't this lofted bedroom just scream vintage heaven?
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Neighborhood: Financial District
Address: 111 Fulton Street (between Nassau and William streets), #320
Price: $699,000
Size: 560 square feet

Because sometimes things look better in black and white. This studio has minimalism written all over it, and we're seriously digging the little details (like the floating fireplace and hallway-cum-kitchen) that gives this teeny FiDi spot tons of charm. Add in the building's many amenities (movie theater, gym, pool, rooftop), and you'll never have (or want) to leave home.
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Minimalism can be key when it comes to decorating a small space; plus, it makes accessories — like a Tom Ford tome and cow-hide rug — really stand out.
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Take advantage of every nook and cranny, even those weird hallway spots you might otherwise overlook.
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Neighborhood: Dumbo
Address: 57 Front Street (between Old Dock and Main streets), #202
Price: $699,000
Size: 690 square feet

Located in a renovated warehouse, this loft-like studio features enough space for living, dining, and sleeping areas, and a bathroom with a soaking tub and decorative subway tiles. Plus, the building boasts both a roof deck and gym. Need we say more? This one is calling your name.
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Let your quirky touches do all the talking.
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Consider this your own private oasis.
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Neighborhood: East Village
Address: 211 East 13th Street (between Second and Third avenues), #1E
Price: $1,499,000
Size: 641 square feet

This East Village apartment may be pretty — but it will also cost you a pretty penny to call home. First things first, the building is brand new. Secondly, everything about this home screams modern luxury, from the wood floors to the custom kitchen. Our only request? The blue sofa must be included in the deal.
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Light wood and stainless steel make for the perfect pair.
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Sometimes a basic palette of neutrals can pack a lot of punch.
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Neighborhood: Yorkville
Address: 215 East 81st Street (between Second and Third avenues), #7E
Price: $795,000
Size: 580 square feet

It may be less than 600 square feet, but it is a duplex — and not many New Yorkers can say they inhabit two floors. The wood-meets-metal stairs may be the focal point of the interior, but the real attraction is the two balconies (one on each level), which look out onto the quiet and idyllic tree-lined Upper East Side street. See, it is possible to live like Blair Waldorf for a fraction of the price.
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Lucite chairs and a statement-making piece of art make for an awesome kitchen nook.
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A little creativity with your furniture placement can turn a living area into a space that's great for dining and hanging out.
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