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Friday, March 1, 2013
For His 4th Term, Bloomberg Plans to Introduce Geki-sema Housing to Manhattan
Speaking to reporters this morning, Mayor Bloomberg has announced plans to introduce "Geki-sema" housing in Manhattan in his fourth term. "We have a considerable influx of young students and professionals into Manhattan and realize that even the micro-units we introduced last year are not enough to provide affordable housing. Geki-sema housing is working in Japan, so I've taken the initiative, with the cooperation of the City Council, to make New York once again the beacon of light in America for a new way of living. This is the future, and New York will be at the forefront."
Readers can check out Geki-sema housing at this link.
When questioned as to whether the tiny Geki-sema units are inhumane, the Mayor responded: "Some people want big apartments, and some people don't. Besides, we are getting an increasing Asian population in the city, and these rooms can accommodate them perfectly."
Meanwhile, Stuy Town Reporter has learned that CWCapital is investigating the possibility of creating such Geki-sema units in forthcoming refurbished apartments. The possibility of housing ten or more NYU students in a single one-bedroom apartment has its obvious advantages. Price per unit/per person being considered: an affordable $2,000.
As in the case of the micro-units that Bloomberg introduced last year, the City Council is currently drawing up new regulations that will waive the zoning prohibition of the construction of tiny units in apartments. In fact, one source claims that zoning rules may be completely re-written.