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Those crazy New Yorkers. They’re always stealing our thunder when it comes to uncomfortable housing one-upmanship.

This video is nine minutes and is completely mesmerizing:

The moral of the story is this: Just when you feel bad for how much you pay in rent to live in a townhouse with three strangers, some Manhattanite with a 78-square-foot apartment starts making ramen noodles in the communal bathroom and shows us how it’s really done.

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