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NEW YORK - Small is the new big when it comes to trendy living in New York City. At first glance, it's a spacious apartment. It has generous closets, a cook's kitchen, and a state of the art bathroom. It has a couch that turns into a bed that Mayor Bloomberg (I-New York City) can almost lift with one finger.
"One finger, I'm doing it," says Mayor Bloomberg.
At only 325sqft, this could be the apartment of the future for New York singles, and even couples. The reason? The Mayor says there's a growing disparity between the population and the number of available apartments.
"While there are about 1.8 million 1 and 2 person households in the city, there are only about 1 million studio and 1 bedroom apartments," says Mayor Bloomberg.
Last summer Bloomberg posed a challenge to designers: to create a tiny apartment that packed the most bang for its space. He received 33 submissions, and announced the winning firm this morning. They're planning to break ground on "My Micro NY" later this year. It's a building made up of units ranging in size from 250-370sqft. The designers say they're using transformable furniture, which means the tv turns intoa bar and the cabinet turns into a desk. The apartment swill go to low to middle income families for anywhere from $940-$1800 per month.
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Man facing extradition for murder claims innocence
June 17, 2013 20:24 GMT
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- A former U.S. Marine facing extradition to the Philippines on double murder charges says he is innocent.
Timothy Kaufman has been in jail since his arrest in April at business near his grandfather's Albany-area home. The 35-year-old from Knoxville, Tenn., is one of three men charged by Philippine authorities with killing a retired Northern Ireland police officer and his girlfriend in 2011.
Authorities claim it was a premeditated killing in an area known for its sometimes-seamy club scene.
In a handwritten letter sent to the media from jail, Kaufman says he would never do something as "heinous and stupid" as killing the couple. He says he left the country after the killings because he feared for his safety.
An extradition hearing is scheduled for June 25 in Albany federal court.
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