Forget about schlepping to an open house. You can go to the Museum of the City of New York instead for a new exhibit which features a fully furnished 325-square-foot studio apartment with the latest space-saving designs. There’s the bed that folds out over a couch, a padded ottoman containing four nesting chairs, a fold-out dinette table tucked neatly under the kitchen counter and a TV that slides away to reveal a bar. Here’s a look:
Other amenities in the 12-foot-by-24-foot model include a cute bathroom that is 5 feet 9 inches by 7 feet 9 inches, a refrigerator and separate freezer tucked under the counter, and the holy grail of New York apartments, a dishwasher. The Murphy bed, like most of the features, glides out with only a light touch of the hand. Here are the details: If You Go
What: “Making Room: Models for Housing New Yorkers.”
Where: Museum of The City of New York, 1220 Fifth Ave. at 103rd Street, Manhattan. www.mcny.org
When: Open daily from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.