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.