Museum of the City of New York Presents: Living Large While Living Small

In the final full month of its special exhibition, Making Room: New Models for Housing New Yorkers, the Museum of the City of New York will host a series of events showing visitors how they can live, decorate, cook and organize in small spaces – all taking place in a fully-built micro-unit housed in the Museum.

Visitors will experience not just the 325-square foot micro-unit, but engage with experts as they demonstrate how to comfortably whip up a meal, arrange items and entertain, all before the Labor Day finale of the popular exhibition on September 2.

The exhibition – unveiled early this year in partnership with the Citizens Housing and Planning Council – presents an array of innovative architectural solutions that could better accommodate the city’s emerging housing needs, features a full-scale “micro-apartment” designed and furnished by Clei s.r.l. and Resource Furniture with architecture by Amie Gross Architects.

Additionally, over a four-day period, five people will take turns living in the micro-unit to fully experience smaller living quarters – and they will interact with Museum visitors as well as the outside world via live-blogging, holding Google chats, Instagramming and tweeting during the experience.

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