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Narrow house located at 75 1/2 Bedford Street in New York

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75 1/2 Bedford Street, N.Y.

The apartment at 75 1/2 Bedford St. is just 8-feet, 6-inches wide on the inside and is as narrow as 2 feet wide in places. It is notable for its size and its history. It is thought to have been built in the late 1800s and was used as a cobbler's shop, candy factory and art studio. Writer Edna St. Vincent Millay later lived in the home and worked on the top floor, which she converted to a studio.