Felice Cohen became famous a couple of years ago for subjecting herself to a stunning amount of claustrophobia — she moved into a 90-square-foot apartment at 103 West 70th Street. A video tour of her apartment (yes, you can “tour” a 90 square foot apartment) garnered more than 4 million views.
Cohen cooked her food in a toaster and slept in a loft bed inches from the ceiling. The place cost her $700 per month, which is about what normal people living in normal towns pay to live in normal-sized one-bedroom apartments. (Actually I calculated the cost of Cohen’s place per square foot, and she was paying quite a bit more than average: $7.78 versus the average of about $5.) Cohen told the Post that the landlord is going to renovate the place and increase the rent to $1,200.
But now, according to the Post, Cohen is on the way out. Her landlord apparently said she was an illegal subletter and forced her to vacate. Luckily, she saved enough money to buy an apartment nearby that’s a whopping 500-square-feet. The pciture of her new place is at left, via Curbed.
Check out the video below of Cohen’s 90-foot apartment tour. Isn’t it cozy?
And here’s our story about a 100-square-foot apartment that was for rent a couple of months ago. Sorry, that one’s been rented.