San Francisco is thinking about getting into the “micro studio” business—just like New York! But S.F. would like their micro studios to be even more micro: 220-square-foot apartments that would rent for $1,200 to $1,500 a month. Tech companies like Twitter and Zynga have decided to set up their headquarters in S.F. rather than Silicon Valley, and their well-paid employees are helping to drive up the rents in the city. Some affordable housing advocates point out that this may help some young tech-savvy people find a place to crash in the city, but doesn’t really do anything to help families who are being priced out. Which is a good point! But if you look at the artist rendering of the proposed micro studio, it looks like having your bed next to the fridge will make it very easy for you to get a midnight snack.
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