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NEW YORK - Small is the new big when it comes to trendy living in New York City. At first glance, it's a spacious apartment. It has generous closets, a cook's kitchen, and a state of the art bathroom. It has a couch that turns into a bed that Mayor Bloomberg (I-New York City) can almost lift with one finger.
"One finger, I'm doing it," says Mayor Bloomberg.
At only 325sqft, this could be the apartment of the future for New York singles, and even couples. The reason? The Mayor says there's a growing disparity between the population and the number of available apartments.
"While there are about 1.8 million 1 and 2 person households in the city, there are only about 1 million studio and 1 bedroom apartments," says Mayor Bloomberg.
Last summer Bloomberg posed a challenge to designers: to create a tiny apartment that packed the most bang for its space. He received 33 submissions, and announced the winning firm this morning. They're planning to break ground on "My Micro NY" later this year. It's a building made up of units ranging in size from 250-370sqft. The designers say they're using transformable furniture, which means the tv turns intoa bar and the cabinet turns into a desk. The apartment swill go to low to middle income families for anywhere from $940-$1800 per month.
Wednesday, January 23 2013, 08:18 PM CST
Body found in Percy Priest Lake
May 25, 2013 20:14 GMT
SMYRNA, Tenn. (AP) -- Authorities say a body has been found in Percy Priest Lake in Middle Tennessee.
WSMV-TV (http://bit.ly/16gYKys) reports officials with Metro Police, the Office of Emergency Management and Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency were at the scene Saturday at Hole In The Wall Island. The body was reported to authorities about 11 a.m.
TWRA officials say they believe the deceased man is a boater who disappeared in the lake two weeks ago.
Police said the agencies coordinated with each other to get a boat in the water and recover the body.
Information from: WSMV-TV, http://www.wsmv.com/
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