One of New York City’s smallest apartments for $950 a month. Take a look inside the 100-square-foot space.


  • A man says he lives in one of New York City’s smallest apartments, which is 100 square feet.
  • Ron Ervin told Insider he found the Harlem room on Craigslist and pays $950 a month.
  • He has a minifridge, a twin bed, and a clothes rail but no stovetop or private bathroom.

A man says he lives in one of the smallest apartments in New York City and pays $950 for the 100-square-foot room.

Ron Ervin, a 31-year-old comedian and actor, told Insider he posted a TikTok video about his home, which had over 2.1 million views at the time of writing, on Friday after seeing a viral 95-square-foot room tour by Axel Webber and suspecting that his space might be just as small.

In the video, Ervin responds to Webber’s apartment tour and jokes: “A challenger has appeared.” He adds: “This guy has a queen-size mattress in his apartment. If I brought a queen-size mattress into my New York apartment, it would crush me to death.”

Ervin told Insider he moved to New York over a year ago and was briefly staying with friends when he saw the Harlem apartment listed on Craigslist for $950.

“The price was right. It works for me. So I just went with it and I love it. And I love the neighborhood, too,” he said. He added that the apartment is in a building that has a few other small homes inside it.