A new exhibit, Making Room: New Models for Housing New Yorkers, opened Tuesday at The Museum of the City of New York, and will run through September 2013.
Organized in conjunction with Citizens Housing & Planning Council (CHPC), Making Room explores how the rise of New York’s single adult population, in addition to other shifting social, economic, and cultural demographics, is dramatically changing the landscape of urban living.
The exhibit focuses on the innovative ways that architecture and design can affect the city’s housing stock, and create smaller living spaces that will be more accommodating to the needs of city dwellers.
The exhibit is based on CHPC’s initiative to compare New York City’s population needs to existing housing stock, taking root after Mayor Bloomberg launched adAPT NYC in July 2012. AdAPT NYC is a pilot program that requested proposals for developing a new model of housing – micro-units. The winning proposal—announced Tuesday—will be constructed on a city-owned site at 335 East 27th Street in Manhattan later this year, with move-in dates estimated for 2015. It will be the city’s first micro-unit apartment building.