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A Department of Buildings inspector crouches and crawls on his knees inside a Lower East Side apartment that had illegally rented out single-occupancy units with 4.5 to 6-foot ceilings.

A Manhattan landlord is facing nearly $145,000 in fines for splitting up a condo horizontally to build 9 illegal micro-units that resemble a scene in ...

The nine illegal micro-units in Manhattan's Lower East Side were single-occupancy rooms with 4.5- to 6-foot ceilings, the Department of Buildings said.

Photos of Chinese micro-apartments reveal the terrifying scope of a housing crisis

Over the past several years, developers have coped with China's housing crisis by downsizing units to a couple hundred square feet at maximum.

People in Hong Kong are moving into 20-square-foot ‘coffin homes’ to save money

An estimated 200,000 Hong Kong residents live in boxes measuring no bigger than 4'x6' — "coffin homes," as they're more commonly known.

Manhattan’s first micro-apartments just won a prestigious design award — here’s what it’s like to spend a night in one

The micro-apartments, which range from 260 to 360 square feet, just won an AIA Honor award for outstanding architecture. Here's what they're like inside.

America’s oldest shopping mall has been turned into beautiful micro-apartments — take a look inside

Take a look inside the micro-apartments in a 188-year-old mall in Providence, Rhode Island, which start at $850 a month.