A video supposedly showcasing the “worst apartment ever” in New York – a small room rented for $ 1,650 (C $ 2,109) – has ignited social network TikTok, where it has been viewed 21 million times.
With the bathroom and the toilets on the landing, the potential tenant will only be able to enjoy a small closet in the only room of this cramped apartment.
Contacted by AFP, the author of the video, a real estate agent, did not want to give either the address of the studio, which is located in the district of Greenwich Village, or the name of its owner.
Still: posted on the New York City Realtor account, and titled “Worst apartment ever in NYC !!!”, the video garnered 2.6 million “likes” and comments galore on TikTok.
“So in the clear, you get a closet,” wrote Helen Blondel. “Harry Potter lived in better,” said Adam Granger.
The average rent in Manhattan was $ 3,790 last October, according to the Rent Cafe site, for an average area of 65 square meters, when the apartment in the video appears to be barely 10.
For Cameron Knowlton, the real estate agent who filmed the video, the apartment, free since October, should nonetheless find a buyer quickly, even if the ad is only circulating among real estate agents and has not been posted on any major site. real estate ads.
Greenwich Village “is one of the most desirable areas in the world, so there will be people to rent it out,” he said.
Several other much more spacious, en-suite studios at similar rents are however offered in Greenwich Village on major real estate sites.