NYC museum exhibit shows virtues of living small
- Associated Press
- August 17, 2013 - 2:50 PM
NEW YORK — Many New Yorkers live in small apartments. Most of them don't camp out in a micro-unit at a museum to demonstrate the virtues of small-space living.
That's what Challie Stillman and Lina Franco are doing.
The two women live in a 650-square-foot apartment in Brooklyn, but for 24 hours they are living in a model apartment half that size at the Museum of the City of New York in Manhattan.
The apartment is part of an exhibit that runs through Sept. 2 called "Making Room: New Models for Housing New Yorkers."
Stillman and Franco arrived at 6 p.m. Friday for their 24-hour stay.
The apartment features space-saving furniture and under-the-counter appliances.
The couple invited six friends for dinner. They had food delivered.
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