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Micro living may be all the rage in New York, but a 312-square-foot dwelling listed for $499,000 in Brooklyn’s Gravesend neighborhood takes the craze to a whole new level — and not in a good way.

Touted as “better than a condo” in its listing on, the unit, located at 86 Bay 47th Street, has been panned by The New York Post as a “glorified tool shed.” And as realtor Anthony Mussolino has admitted, “[i]t used to be used as a flop house for pets, mostly pit bulls. So it needs some work.”

Still, the home is perfectly legal — it’s got a bathroom, heat and hot water — and, despite its small size, it could house a single family. Other “perks” include a partially finished basement and a six-car driveway, though inviting that many guests over may not be advisable.

Interestingly, Gothamist reports that the home was previously listed in combination with neighboring 84 Bay 47th Street, with the idea being to find a buyer interested in purchasing both lots and redeveloping them. The current listing appears to take that off the table, though it does note that building “up and out” may be a possibility.

The home’s newer listing has been posted on for over half a year.

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