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New York to test out micro-unit concept

A first building of 55 prefabricated studios is expected to welcome its tenants in the fall

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At the Brooklyn Navy Yard, dozens of workers are building the micro-apartments, which will be transported by truck to the building site, which is owned by the city, at 27th Street in east Manhattan.

New York

NEW York, a city of exorbitant rents with more and more single residents, is about to get a brand new type of apartment: micro-units, for decades prohibited under zoning regulations. A first building of 55 prefabricated studios spanning nine stories is due to welcome its first