Most 纽约 stories ultimately revolve around property, 但是一位 TikTok 用户向世界展示了尽管 Covid-19 大流行，该市的出租公寓情况已经变得多么糟糕.
在一个 46-second viral clip, AJ Webber offered a tour of his minute, 75 sq ft, low-ceiling West Village dwelling that just barely contains a sink, a microwave, and a loft bed. The short video has now had more than 26m views on the platform.
Webber showed his small shelf space for food with one bowl, one plate and a window. “Here is what it’s like living in the smallest apartment in New York,” Webber, a musician, 说. “Whatever your expectations are, lower them.”
Webber did not reveal the monthly cost of his apartment, 尽管 the New York Post estimated that a similar dorm-like room would be priced at $1,600.
Amid the many indignities of New York life, property is among the most contentious. 最近几年, landlords have touted the charms of micro-apartments, and the efficiencies of enforcing a no-clutter life.
Many of Webber’s 抖音 correspondents noticed that something was missing from his hidey-hole – namely a bathroom.
“Did you not see the window,” he replied to one. 事实上, there is a shared bathroom in the building. If he forgets toilet paper, 他说, “you have to do a little waddle back to your room”.
Responding to Webber’s post, one TikToker wrote simply: “Whatever you’re paying is too much.”