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NYC Apartment Tour!! 300 sq. foot Minimalist Studio

my name is Erik Conover and welcome to
my studio apartment in Manhattan this YouTube channel is all about documenting
my journey to becoming better every single day and living your best life and
I can’t stress enough how important your living environment is to your well-being
I live in a cozy one-room studio apartment in the heart of Chelsea I
choose to live in a tiny apartment because I’m a travel filmmaker
my philosophy less is always more I mean sometimes more is more but less is
usually always more a long time coming especially for the og viewers this is a
tour of my dream New York City studio apartment you walk in there’s a nice
little hallway here to the right you have my closet this class is actually a
very very large closet I have almost everything I own in this closet maybe
some stepping that’s not the full walking but it’s a step in across from
the closet is the bathroom and it’s actually a fairly decent-sized bathroom
nice clean white tile walls big tub you make your way into the apartment and
this right here this is it this is the main living space in the
apartment this is where everything happens this is where I live this is
where I sleep this is where I work I would describe the style of my apartment
as a mix of a bohemian vintage traveler meets minimal a unit like this will run
you about 22 to 2,500 per month in a classic luxury building built around
1920 before I get into this video I need to give credit to the person who did
help me with the decor my mom was the one who was on Pinterest every single
night sending me things little knickknacks to make this apartment look
how it is so mom if you’re watching there you go there a little shout out
one of the things that most attracted me to this apartment is the unique molding
there’s 12 foot high lofted ceilings in here
which gives the appearance that this place is actually much larger than it is
when it’s one room you kind of have to like divvy it up into corners you know
so this is the dining area corner I have a pub table it’s a 24 by 24 pub table a
guy named Tyler Kingston made this I found him on Etsy two black barstools I
got those on Etsy as well but this is where I spend a lot of my times this is
my breakfast spot this is where I wake up in the morning I make my cup of
coffee I come here on my phone so let me just say this it’s
not tiny it’s cozy you may say this is the tiniest kitchen
I’ve ever seen you may think Eric you can barely even fit in this kitchen
yourself but this is the coziest kitchen in New York you cannot have more than
two people in this kitchen as you can see there’s barely enough room for me
you walk it you can’t go left you can’t go right there’s actually a
lot of cabinet space as you can see which is nice because I do cook all my
meals and honestly having a kitchen is very very important you know lots of
people in New York they they eat out every meal they have seamless I work
from home I’m a youtuber I’m a freelance filmmaker I make lots of travel videos
and this is my office this desk is from West Elm
it’s basically a file cabinet desk super large desktop space for editing videos I
have a 27-inch Dell desktop monitor couple journals a journal every single
morning I’ve been doing it for the past four years from the office we head to my
transportation yeah I mean you know this yeah the best way to get around New York
and it comfortable is my bike I go buy it but seriously Viking is the best way
it’s faster than the subway is faster than a cab and as you can see I have my
bike mounted here on the wall it’s a hook made out of some cool industrial
piping with some leather accents and a piece of wood mounted onto the wall
really convenient just come into the apartment put the bike on the wall and
you must forget that you even happen the reason why I chose this specific
apartment yeah is for the view you have one of the best views of lower Manhattan
you have the Freedom Tower your financial district when I wake up in the
morning and I look out my window and I see that view that’s what gets me going
and that’s what makes me realize I’m here I’m in New York I’m here to make it
happen you’re you’re hurt that’s just gonna shake Mike’s herd man I’m gonna
put this in the nineteen minute I’m putting this in the video he put in this
is Mike shepherd he’s been filming this but his shoulders are a bit sore so I’m
gonna take over into little vlog action probably notice the plants but because I
travel so much I can’t really have real plants so I have these two big fake
plants they break up a studio really nicely this guy back here his name is
Rico then this guy is Jafar I have one real plant in the apartment and this is
a snake plant the snake plant is the perfect low-key low maintenance
apartment plant if you travel a lot you only have to water once per month having
a huge coffee table in a tiny apartment isn’t something you really need so I
have two of these tables they are handmade reclaim the wood again just
recycling you’ve got to be good to the earth gotta be good to the environment
the tables are perfect for putting little decorations like this whole
camera I found little knickknacks candles plants I’m all about vintage and
when I saw this on the internet I’m like yo I have to get this so this right here
is a 1950 antique Hollywood studio movie light now we come to the crimson
shoulder this is the centerpiece of the apartment
this is the lounge area this is the place to just come to read a book to
write in your journal you know have your morning cup of coffee take a nap this
couch is by article I just love the rustic feel and then if you look above
the couch this is the world map this is another piece of my inspiration seeing
the world and seeing all the places that I’ve been to in the places that I
haven’t gone to yet that’s what gets me fired up the map is made by holy Cal
canvas I have a question where is the bedroom
where do you sleep where’s the bedroom yeah where do you sleep because I
haven’t seen a bed you’re looking at it I’m looking at the middle you are that
you’re actually staring at the bed right now is it is it this do you just sleep
on the carpet do you want me to show you the coolest bed in New York the coolest
bed in New York literally like it’s probably the coolest bed in New York
City and you’re talking a big game let’s see let’s see do you got this Murphy bed
is the biggest game-changer for tiny living in New York a Murphy bed is more
or less a fold-up bed and a lot of people when I was getting this are like
oh why would you want to get a Murphy bed what’s the point of that is the
dangerous is it gonna fall on you when you sleep it is the best space-saving
tool in New York it folds up super easy it’s so lightweight this one is by Breda
beds again this is another company from I think actually Idaho there’s a strap
that goes right across to hold the sheets on and you are set you’re
probably also wondering Eric where’s your TV I have something better than a
TV I have a home theater of what you like some candles make a nice dinner set
the plates out you know get the mood right this projector I got for $100 on
Amazon and there you have a home theater in your tiny New York studio apartment
another thing that attracted me to this apartment is the fact that there is a
rooftop that has a 360 degree view you can see a perfect view of the Empire
State Building you see One World Trade looking down to the South all the
Chelsea basically every neighborhood south of Chelsea I think when you live
in a city like New York it’s very important to have that space that you
can go outside and just breathe and feel open hopefully this video gave you some
insight on what it’s like to live in a New York apartment or maybe even some
design ideas if you enjoyed the video make sure to subscribe to my youtube
channel I’m going on some ridiculous adventures over the next month but I
hope you’re out there living your best life and I will see you in the next
video so until then as always remember to smile more worry less and live your


Erik Conover

Jan 1, 2018, 8:14 pm Reply

My New York City apartment tour! Leave a thumbs up if you dig minimal living and let me know what you think ✌?

Amy Elbourne

May 5, 2019, 5:25 pm Reply

My dream is to be able to rent something like this one day!!!


May 5, 2019, 5:01 am Reply

I thought you were a real estate agent, cuz I saw the video w/ Ryan Surhant ❤️❤️


May 5, 2019, 5:52 pm Reply

"biking is just the perfect way to go" welcome to the Netherlands man, more bikes then people and more bikeroads then normal roads

Shea Shea

May 5, 2019, 9:55 pm Reply

Your place is very nice!!


May 5, 2019, 11:17 pm Reply

That opening was the coolest ever.

Danny Kane

May 5, 2019, 12:30 am Reply

Great presentation and decor. I like the way your are so positive and enjoying life ?

Gabuchy Jonas

May 5, 2019, 2:05 pm Reply

I love it!! New York is my dream city ??

Zack Armada

May 5, 2019, 10:50 pm Reply

I've never watched any of your videos before but you just got an instant sub for that Tom Misch song in the intro lol

Gordon Davis

May 5, 2019, 2:08 am Reply

26,000 a year thrown away on rent, and landlord can make him leave or raise rent at any time. The same amount put towards a 15 year mortgage gets you a house and let’s you build equity. But hey, he can decorate his apt with pinterest knickknacks and make YouTube videos.

Edgar Perez

May 5, 2019, 2:50 am Reply

i love youre apartment nice gob

Daniel Cha

May 5, 2019, 3:55 pm Reply

2250 for 300 feet lol, u can defintely find something better than that

Jannis Höntscher

May 5, 2019, 8:57 pm Reply

2250$$$ for one Month. No thank you.

Miki Mouse

Jun 6, 2019, 10:46 pm Reply

I love this apartment and style☺️


Jun 6, 2019, 11:46 pm Reply

Cool place. I Love the Murphy Bed!

Anne Smith

Jun 6, 2019, 1:55 am Reply

Lovely and well-thought-out place.

Nisha Victoria

Jun 6, 2019, 10:32 pm Reply

Soo cozy! I love it ❤❤❤

Fabricio Piotto

Jun 6, 2019, 10:54 pm Reply

Pretty nice place but too damn expensive for his size

Claud Pipkin

Jun 6, 2019, 3:37 pm Reply

Nice place…….


Jun 6, 2019, 8:18 pm Reply

I love how this young man makes sure he gives the credit to his mom…and he cooks, adorable, well done mom!

James Forma

Jun 6, 2019, 4:58 am Reply

I like the fake plants,I used this video for some ideas of my small 130 square foot apartment I posted on YouTube if anyone would like to check It out.

Web Guru

Jun 6, 2019, 5:54 pm Reply

Thanks for sharing your space. I love the murphy bed and rooftop- they make 300 sqft feel a lot larger!


Jun 6, 2019, 2:27 am Reply

Bredabed- who did you use to get it installed please?

Iulian Piguleac

Jun 6, 2019, 8:57 pm Reply


Jenni Freda

Jun 6, 2019, 1:29 am Reply

pls help me find one of these bad boys im desperate ;-;


Jun 6, 2019, 1:17 pm Reply

Great apartment. Can your mom come over to my place and help me?

Sanjeh Raman

Jun 6, 2019, 9:59 pm Reply

The couch and the floor light is neat. ?


Jun 6, 2019, 12:49 am Reply

Have u seen any rats?


Jun 6, 2019, 4:44 pm Reply

I could live in this if I didn't have pets


Jun 6, 2019, 4:46 pm Reply

4:15 I heard snake plants help with the air quality. I had two but my cat wouldn't stop pulling them apart.

Bc Willis

Jun 6, 2019, 5:19 pm Reply

Serious question, how do people in nyc grocery shop? Like is there a grocery store near you? How do you get the groceries back? Do you have to shop for groceries daily? Im curious about the logistics

Candace Johnson

Jun 6, 2019, 12:16 am Reply

The Tom misch music was a great touch

Mel M

Jun 6, 2019, 8:32 pm Reply

Omg! Amazing, ??perfect, big love, Wales, uk x

Jazmyn Lawyer

Jun 6, 2019, 9:21 pm Reply

This is why the women do the decorating oh wait that did happen ??

Ayan Ganguly

Jun 6, 2019, 11:32 am Reply

Loved it waoooo???

Sader San

Jun 6, 2019, 7:22 pm Reply

dont u make money from real estate ?

xiao mei

Jun 6, 2019, 9:01 pm Reply

The rug! You havent talked about the rug!

Cathryn Jenn l Youtuber

Jun 6, 2019, 11:30 pm Reply

Amazing!! It doesn't even look that small with how you decorated

Kodel Ko

Jun 6, 2019, 12:16 am Reply

Love the plants

R Downing

Jun 6, 2019, 2:25 am Reply

Cozy is one word for it.

Andre Estrada

Jun 6, 2019, 7:25 am Reply

That’s got to be one of the best looking studio apartment!

BBlack6868 FXLiveTrading

Jun 6, 2019, 12:48 am Reply

Your place is more a home than most of these mansions you show……never forget you make a home , not the place


Jun 6, 2019, 1:24 am Reply


dj koehn

Jun 6, 2019, 1:51 am Reply

$2250 a month? you can rent a 4 bdr house where i live for that kind of money

Michelle Chen

Jun 6, 2019, 12:01 am Reply

Great video Erik, your videos never fail to keep my dream of moving to NYC alive. Do you mind sharing where you got your bike mount from?


Jun 6, 2019, 11:35 pm Reply


Paws Not Claws

Jun 6, 2019, 5:15 am Reply

I live in a studio and it’s only $589…

Alex Wright

Jun 6, 2019, 4:36 pm Reply

That's the nicest small NY apartment I've seen. Even that tiny kitchen isn't sacrificing space with the fridge stuck in some weird place. Nicely decorated too. Good job. Cheers!

Leila L

Jul 7, 2019, 11:15 pm Reply

Take a breath…..?……love the enclosed kitchen. ?

Vince P

Jul 7, 2019, 5:45 am Reply

Please tell me you have a helmet for that bike?


Jul 7, 2019, 2:31 pm Reply

that rent is why too high but nice apartment!


Jul 7, 2019, 10:02 pm Reply

beautiful house

Jason Chen

Jul 7, 2019, 10:52 pm Reply

Finally I find there also something in you America no cheap!

Chris Brown

Jul 7, 2019, 7:40 pm Reply

$2200 per month! ??

Bennett Seibert

Jul 7, 2019, 1:38 am Reply

Minimalist = ?? way to go

Bennett Seibert

Jul 7, 2019, 1:39 am Reply

Where’d you get your trees?


Jul 7, 2019, 2:58 am Reply

2200??? i pay 1500 for my 3 bedroom 2.5 bath in a nice part of alabama

Pond Jumper

Jul 7, 2019, 10:28 am Reply

Look at me

Anthony Barr

Jul 7, 2019, 7:29 pm Reply

Dam he is fine af ??

Mackenzie Wallace

Jul 7, 2019, 1:57 pm Reply

i love this!

ian w knitter

Jul 7, 2019, 2:36 pm Reply

How old are you?

Michael Wyatt

Jul 7, 2019, 3:27 pm Reply

Hey man where’d you get the rug

Jack Ross

Jul 7, 2019, 3:38 pm Reply

NICE! I need that couch and the map print. Side note.. You have some good hair and hairline. I'm jealous.

Jason Bourne

Jul 7, 2019, 10:21 am Reply

I will serve 20 family members for 2 month on that price 2250$…give them 5 time food and still save 500 dollars after 2 months…and spend life so happy

Teruaki Tsumura

Jul 7, 2019, 4:48 am Reply

I used to live in Brooklyn, upper east side Manhattan, and Queens. Living in Manhattan was cool as he said the view and feeling, but tbh it was mad noisy; constant ambulance and police silence 24/7 and sometimes ppl are yelling at the outside, so that was the downside of living in Manhattan except the rent. Brooklyn & Queens are way cheaper and quiet depending on the districts of courses.

Antonia C

Jul 7, 2019, 10:33 am Reply

He is so tall


Jul 7, 2019, 10:43 am Reply

Each to their own but my idea of a nice view is not a bunch of grey buildings

Antonius June

Jul 7, 2019, 7:10 pm Reply

Why is your DoP replying to you?

Omar Saleem

Jul 7, 2019, 10:23 pm Reply

wait……$2500 a month? whats amazing is i know folks paying a few hundred in chelsea because they are grandfathered into lease…gotta love NY

oonie 37

Jul 7, 2019, 1:55 am Reply

Minimalist paying 2k for a room lol..

Sammi Chueh

Jul 7, 2019, 8:39 am Reply


Paco Aldape

Jul 7, 2019, 1:59 pm Reply

I'm from Pearland TX and I want to know if NewYork is iy easy to find a job?


Jul 7, 2019, 5:03 pm Reply

Wow nice apartment ! 😀 I got sold on the view <3


Jul 7, 2019, 6:40 am Reply

Honestly, where do all the "normal" people live, like employees working in stores, who cannot afford 2250$ for a tiny apartment. I know we're talking about Manhattan, but is it that much cheaper in let's say Brooklyn?


Jul 7, 2019, 11:34 am Reply

I'm just got 25sqm apartment and will start to renovate it in September. Definitely got some nice ideas from here! thanks!

Mogli Sun

Jul 7, 2019, 11:20 pm Reply

To afford this apt you would need an income of at least $83~$85k. so my follow up question is how TF does a travel vlogger make that much?? If only I knew that before engineering school damn?

Dear God

Aug 8, 2019, 7:34 pm Reply

Haha!!! After this video, his rent went up to $4,500!!! ???


Aug 8, 2019, 3:02 am Reply

Hi Erik, what a nice place and video! Although I don't live in NYC, I live in a small apartment and I can relate to using and making the most of what you have!
I'm also very curious to know more about your projector, what model and brand is it, do you like a lot, is a good quality for the price, did you hang it from the ceiling. I'm into getting a projector, but I'm not sure where to start, if you share the details and Amazon link, that'll be super great!


Aug 8, 2019, 3:28 am Reply

great for a young single guy.

Brian Simpson

Aug 8, 2019, 8:47 am Reply

Murphy bed… Genius?


Aug 8, 2019, 3:30 pm Reply

Lower manhattan???

Mike O’Driscoll

Aug 8, 2019, 6:36 am Reply

$2200 a month?!?!? jeeze, I guess your paying for that view though. my studio is $585/month for 550sqft. but Omaha has better cost of living

Amy Nichols

Aug 8, 2019, 10:31 pm Reply

6:26 did anyone notice the cars going backwards on the road? no? just me? okay

Ken Williams

Aug 8, 2019, 7:19 pm Reply

I love it

jen s

Aug 8, 2019, 4:47 am Reply

U kinda cute and you're clean ?

Patricia Burns

Aug 8, 2019, 9:34 pm Reply

Enjoyed the video!? Great personality through camera to the audience! Enjoy your home?


Aug 8, 2019, 9:59 pm Reply

reminds me of hong kongs coffin homes, expect the people arent obliviously happy about that situation

Cornelia Zaldarriaga

Aug 8, 2019, 1:01 pm Reply

My son is about to get married. He’s looking for an apartment and is kind of frustrated. “How can we live in a small space?” I’m like your mom, sending him pictures & videos of small space ideas. So far YOURS IS THE BEST! Thank you for inspiring people!

Mila Suassuna

Aug 8, 2019, 7:03 pm Reply

Wow! I think I've felt in love… with the studio. I don't know you well enough for anything else ?

Christopher Jensen

Aug 8, 2019, 2:50 pm Reply


Zoheb Ansari Official

Aug 8, 2019, 10:36 pm Reply

Why dont you buy that rented apartment instead of paying every month. 2250$ is heck of a money..


Aug 8, 2019, 2:09 am Reply

Where's your bathroom


Aug 8, 2019, 8:45 pm Reply

Men could be so dumb sometimes. People actually buy into this crap. When they turn 40, they would actually realize how much money they threw away on rent. Gheez

Corey Washington

Aug 8, 2019, 9:21 pm Reply

He pays 2,250 for a studio and a roommate. He must be dating that guy to live so close to another dude

Marco Leblanc

Aug 8, 2019, 2:54 pm Reply

Christ that apartment would be like 500$ a month here.

Mondo Enterprises

Aug 8, 2019, 4:02 pm Reply

Does that include all utilities? They never say!

bria k

Aug 8, 2019, 1:45 pm Reply

2200 a month ??!!! For a studio, New York is insane


Aug 8, 2019, 10:58 pm Reply

Something I wish I coulda/woulda done when I was younger is to live in NYC for 1 year. Just me by myself. Could not afford it then and now I have three big dogs. They would need their own studio. lol


Aug 8, 2019, 1:08 am Reply

I pay $655 for a townhome apartment and pretty spacious too… Houston Tx ??

Abdelkader Elbachir

Aug 8, 2019, 9:30 am Reply

I love how my country is in the center of that world map but no one knows about us

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