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How to Live Micro: Home Life in Under 350 Square Feet

Small, But Still Not Cheap

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Small, But Still Not Cheap

New York's narrowest townhouse -- just nine and a half feet wide -- has just sold for $3.5 million. Before the war, when Greenwich Village was known for inexpensive, bohemian living, the building was home to poet Edna St. Vincent Millay. The neighborhood was, back then, cheap artist digs.

Millay wrote:

My candle burns at both ends; / It will not last the night; / But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends--" / It gives a lovely light!

The people paying $2,100 (about $500 less than market rate) for Mayor Bloomberg’s first development may be short of candles, too.