As he rang in 2015, Fabrice Grinda, a 41-year-old tech entrepreneur from France, took stock of his life. He’d been living out of suitcases for the past four years, globetrotting and swinging between upscale hotels and top-notch Airbnbs. He decided it was time to “partially re-materialize.” Not settle down with a white picket fence (horrors!) — nothing drastic — but simply find a simple New York landing pad he could call his own.
Who lives there?
About a year ago, local media flew into a tizzy when Gothamist came across a listing for a most unusual abode. “This New York Apartment Is So Cramped The Shower Is Actually In The Kitchen,” wrote Buzzfeed. “Someone Is Paying $1,795/Month For This Sad Kitchen Shower,” blared Curbed. Even the The New Yorker went for a jaunt around the premises, curious to catalogue this rare species.