The first night that professional organizer Felice Cohen stayed in her 90-square-foot apartment (it measures 12 feet by 7) overlooking Central Park, she had a panic attack. That’s kind of how we felt watching this 5 minute video of her talking about her apartment, in her apartment, with a visitor in her apartment. The good news is, after the first night she never had another (panic attack, not visitor), and she says she doesn’t feel the slightest bit stressed about her $700 a month rent. Probably because making all that Shrinky-Dink art is relaxing. Seriously. She’s been there three years. Goddammit, it’s cozy!
A commenter on the Daily Mail, where they think Americans who live in tiny apartments are crazy, would beg to differ.
I’m sorry but I don’t agree with this, it is too small for her and it actually offended me looking at the pictures and seeing how cramped it is, I really hope she finds somewhere bigger as no one should live like this it is an outrage…I will be writing to her and asking her to leave as soon as possible.
Lady, you’d never make it in New York City.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on April 5, 2011