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And you thought your apartment was small!
Check out Felice Cohen’s 90-square-foot “micro-studio” on the upper West Side, for which she pays $700 per month.
In a YouTube video tour of the 12-feet-by-7-feet apartment posted by Faircompanies.com, Cohen – a professional organizer – reveals how she makes every inch of space count.
“I got rid of everything and I knew that when you organize in New York you go up, so that’s what I did,” she said. Cohen has lived there for three years.
Opening the door to the apartment, you’re greeted with a small area rug, a reading char, and a desk with packed shelves that go up to the ceiling.
There’s no kitchen, so Cohen created one. She has a small refrigerator and a toaster oven, which she also uses as storage for fresh fruit. She has a small bathroom, but the toilette is so close to the shower, she says she often bumps her knees.
The kicker is the “lofted” bedroom. A ladder takes Cohen up to a small cubby space where she sleeps.
“It’s cozy,” she said, adding that the first night she slept in the apartment, she had a panic attack about falling out.
She also has one closet for clothes, but she removed the doors.
New York City has launched a new smartphone application that helps users find free condoms in their area.
NYC Condom Finder, which the city launched Monday as part of National Condom Awareness Day (yes, there is a holiday for condoms), is a simple app available for iOS and Android. It taps into your phone’s GPS to find the five closest NYC locations that give out free condoms. With nearly 1,000 locations throughout one of the world’s most populous cities, you’re probably going to be able to find some free condoms within walking distance of your location.
The app also includes tips for storing and using condoms, as well as a complete list of locations in NYC that give out free condoms.
Despite the potential ridicule you’ll receive for having a condom app on your phone, the initiative makes sense. NYC wants to become the safest city for sex in the world, and consistent, correct condom use goes a long way to preventing STDs and unwanted pregnancies.
The city launched the NYC Condom program in 2007, distributing millions of rebranded LifeStyles condoms throughout the city and advertising through everything from fliers to an official Facebook Page. The program has received criticism in the past for potentially promoting sex among children.
There’s no word yet when the free condom finder apps will make their way to other cities.
Fucking Tourists.. I lived in NY all my life, and I’d never stomp a rat with my clean ass kicks..