Sometimes this city is a parody of itself.

New Yorkers are known for their busy lifestyles, but no matter how hectic our schedules get, we have never once thought “I wish I could shower and cook breakfast at the same time.” Personal hygiene and food prep do not belong anywhere near each other.

And yet…


Yes, what you’re looking at is a shower INSIDE A KITCHEN. Legends are told of this only-in-NYC approach to apartment living, but rarely is a sighting actually made. We are blessed to have witnessed this event in our lifetimes.

The fridge is conspicuously absent. We can only assume it’s in the bathroom so you can grab a snack while relieving yourself in case toilet time runs long and sustenance is required part way through.

This gem of an apartment is a real listing on PadMapper, where realtor Lorence Dippolito describes is as:

Situated south of Delancey on Orchard – This old world style apt is better than your average studio! Although the shower is in the kitchen, YES it’s in the kitchen, it has a separate room for your bed – so the kitchen/living area can easily accommodate a sofa and small table & chairs & more! Bedroom will not fit more than a bed…

Somehow this thing is going for $1795, but Lorence writes that rent “may be negotiable” so thank goodness for small miracles.

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The saddest part about all of this is that someone will take it because no indignity is too great for people desperate to score a Manhattan address.

But hey, it could be worse, right?

These people could be your upstairs neighbors. And at least this way you don’t have to worry about cleaning up after a particularly messy culinary adventure.

No dishwasher? No problem. Just bring the cutlery in the shower with you! #efficiency

[Featured Image: PadMapper]

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