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Ashcan school painter Everett Shinn's studio is on the market 

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Believe it or not, New York used to be more crowded: Around 1900, parts of the Lower East Side were home to close to 1,000 people per acre. Faced with limited housing stock — and almost no residential structures taller than about six stories — property owners improvised, often turning hidden rear carriage houses, work spaces and other outbuildings into habitable spaces.

Sometimes, tenement landlords would actually construct entire rear apartment buildings hidden from sight in the middle of full square blocks without even telling the city.

To read more on the New York Post:

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