A Junior Four apartment in New York City is a unit in which there are four distinct rooms, usually a bedroom, a living room, a kitchen, and a formal dining room.
This fourth room is a Junior 4 apartment is usually located off of the living area, or as an alcove set back from unit's main hallway, between the kitchen and the rest of the apartment. The fourth room in a Junior Four apartment can be used as a dining area, a home office or an extra bedroom.
It can work well for someone who cannot afford the price of an actual two bedroom apartment.
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If you've been browsing Manhattan apartments, you may have come across his younger brother the Junior 1. This is an "L" shaped studio apt where the L has been made into the bedroom space.
I don't particularly care for the adopted names but there you have it. If you are in the market for a full two bedroom apartment, I would forego the JR4's. If I can be of any assistance, please feel free to contact me through Trulia any time. Good luck.
A "Junior 4" is an apartment with one bedroom, a kitchen, a living room and a small alcove, which is usually in an "L" shape off the living room. You are getting a mix of answers below. The "4" in an "junior 4" should not be considered a separate room; it is an alcove. Also below it is stated below that a formal dining room is one of the rooms; not so. The alcove may be used as a small dining space, a small additional bedroom/nursery, or home office. Also, it is stated below that this is a rental market term, but room count terms apply equally to sales.
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