Summary List Placement
A video of a New York City apartment with what one viewer described as having an “unusable” layout has gone viral on TikTok, with users commenting on the sharp corners, oddly angled walls, and excessive hallway space in a Washington Heights unit.
“Tell me you don’t know how to make a layout without telling me you don’t know how to make a layout,” @rentnewyork, an NYC-focused real estate TikTok account, says at the beginning of a TikTok video. “I’ll go first.”
The subsequent video, which has amassed over 8.4 million views and 1.2 million likes, showcases an apartment with snaking hallways, exposed brick, and plenty of odd angles and corners. According to a StreetEasy listing that appears to match the unit, it’s a three-bed, one-and-a-half bath located in Washington Heights that’s renting for $2,950.
The unit opens to a narrow hallway that leads into a living space, complete with a small corner kitchen that separates the stove from the sink. A further hallway leads to a half bathroom, hallway closet, three bedrooms, and a full bath. While oddly shaped, two of the bedrooms appear to be fairly large.
“My head is hurting,” @rentnewyork’s caption on the video reads.
The video has inspired plenty of bamboozled reactions in the comments.
“Why have 9 walls when you have 37!” one comment with over 185,000 likes reads.
“Someone said they wanted ‘a cute apartment,’ and the designer heard ‘acute apartment,'” another comment with 235,000 likes reads, seemingly referencing the apartment’s bountiful sharp angles.
“If gerrymandering was an apartment,” another comment with over 6000 likes reads, referencing the oddly-shaped congressional districts that result from redistricting that gives one political party an advantage over another in an election.
New York City apartments, particularly bizarre or confusing ones, frequently go viral on TikTok. In February, an extremely small studio apartment renting for $1650, which didn’t have a stove or bathroom in the unit, went viral after the realtor who posted a video of it on TikTok called it the “worst apartment” that he had ever seen.
Others have shared videos of their small apartments on TikTok, giving virtual tours of carefully decorated and organized spaces. One TikToker also went viral in March for uncovering an empty hidden apartment behind her bathroom mirror.