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DURATION: 1:37-----------------------------------------SHOTLIST:AP Television News - AP Television News CLIENTS ONLY New York - January 15, 2013 1. Wide, women lowering a bed in a micro apartment at The Museum of the City of New York 2. Wide, flat screen being pushed back to reveal a bar 3. Wide, Exterior of micro apartment 4.Wide, women reaching into a closet 5. Close, table being pulled out 6. SOUNDBITE: Sarah Watson, Citizens Housing and Planning Council (Transcript Below) 7. Wide, panoramic view of the micro apt in the museum 8. Close, opening up a refrigerator and a dish washer in the museums micro apartment 9. SOUNDBITE: Donald Albrecht, The Museum of the City of New York (Transcript Below) 10. Wide, Jack Sproule walking into his apartment in NYC 11. SOUNDBITE: Jack Sproule, lives in a micro apartment (Transcript Below) 12. Wide, pan of Sproule's apartment 13. SOUNDBITE: Sam Neuman, lives in a micro apartment (Transcript Below) 14. Wide, pan of Sproule's apartment 15. Close, reflection of Sproule in a mirror 16. SOUNDBITE: Jack Sproule, lives in a micro apartment (Transcript Below) 17. Wide, Sproule in his kitchen 18. Wide, looking out of the window in Sproule's apartment 19. Wide, Sproule's apartment 20. Close, refrigerator in Sproule's kitchen 21. Wide, tilt down of Sproule's bathroom 22. SOUNDBITE: Sam Neuman, lives in a micro apartment (Transcript Below) 23. Wide, The Museum of the City of New York's micro apartment display 24. Wide, kitchen display 25. Wide, shelves in the display apartmentVOICE-OVER SCRIPT:(Nat's Murphy Bed )A NEW YORK CITY MUSEUM HAS BUILT A 325-SQUARE-FOOT MICRO APARTMENT TO ILLUSTRATE WHAT IT TAKES TO LIVE SMALL IN A BIG CITY.THE MUSEUM OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK TEAMED UP WITH NUMBER CRUNCHERS WHO HAVE SAID MORE SINGLE PEOPLE ARE LIVING THE URBAN LIFE STYLE THAN EVER BEFORE.SOUNDBITE: Sarah Watson, Citizens Housing and Planning Council :" Actually, In Manhattan, it's one in two. So, fifty present of all of the homes have a single person living by themselves." TO MANAGE THIS GROWTH, SOME ARE BEGINNING TO SAY - HONEY, LOOK, I SHRUNK THE APARTMENT . SOUNDBITE: Donald Albrecht, The Museum of the City of New York : "We are not saying that everybody should live like this. We are saying this is an option for the kinds of single person , or couple who come to New York and are often times not able to find housing."(Nat's Jacks apt)JACK SPROULE (SPR-OWL) HAS BEEN LIVING IN A MICRO APARTMENT WITH HIS WIFE AND CAT FOR OVER A DECADE. SOUNDBITE: Jack Sproule, lives in a micro apartment :" We don't feel claustrophobic."BUT WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO LIVE SMALL .IT REALLY COMES DOWN TO WHAT YOU BRING WITH YOU.SOUNDBITE: Sam Neuman, lives in a micro apartment :"You have to really think about the objects you have in your apartment and what you really need."IT'S ALL IN THE WAY YOU DECORATE, ACCORDING TO SPROULE.SOUNDBITE: Jack Sproule, lives in a micro apartment :"We've used more mirrors in the apartment to provide a more sense of space, and more sense of depth." AND IF YOU WANT TO ENTERTAIN... STEP OUTSIDE.SOUNDBITE: Sam Neuman, lives in a micro apartment :"If you live in a small place than the city is your entertaining space which is why we live in New York." WALKING INTO THESE MICRO APARTMENTS, YOU MIGHT THINK YOU STEPPED INTO A CLOSET, BUT FOR SOME IT'S HOME, SORT OF.SOUNDBITE: Sam Neuman, lives in a micro apartment :" I don't really think of it in terms of making it a home more as just sort of a place to be at the end of the day." THAT PLACE JUST MIGHT BE A MICRO-APARTMENT LIKE THIS IF CITY PLANNERS HAVE THEIR WAY.WARREN LEVINSON, ASSOCIATED PRESS.(****END****)