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Housing Council Co-Chair Maria Masi Talks Micro Units in Curbed

Is there a future for micro housing in New York City?

The short answer: it’s complicated

At the turn of the 20th century, New York City passed one of its most influential housing laws: the 1901 Tenement House Act, which remains the basis of New York’s low-rise housing regulations. The law sought to address overcrowded living conditions caused by the unprecedented population boom of the 1800s.


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