Altenberg chose the infamous 100-square-foot apartment because of its proximity to work.
He doesn't mind not having a real kitchen, because he has a giant one at Lincoln Center.
His dining area could use a little work, though.
Altenberg remains optimistic, saying, "My living room is Central Park."
The bathroom "needs a curtain, but it is literally a hole."
"For the time being, my routine works here," Altenberg said. He's not sure what he would do if he were in a relationship, though, as the place barely fits one.
The listing from when the place was last on the market is truly a masterpiece:
"This famous (featured in media for ridiculously tiny size) apartment is available for the same price partially furnished or unfurnished - and it's SMALL.
How small is it, you ask?
- This apartment is so small, you can't have three friends over at the same time; one of you will have to wait outside in the hall.
- It's so small you can't gain weight once you move in.
- It's so small there's a bumper on the front door to keep it from hitting the back wall.
- It's so small you have to move the bed just to open and close the front door.
- It's about 100sf, with the main room perhaps 7' x 11', plus a bathroom, NO KITCHEN OR STOVE, and the shower next to the sink.
And fortunately, only this bullet point is true."