In NYC, a bedroom is defined as a living room used for sleeping purposes. Generally, a bedroom must have minimum dimensions of 8 feet x 8 feet x 8 feet. A bedroom must also have a minimum floor space of 80 square feet, and must be six feet wide at its narrowest part. However, if the apartment contains three or more bedrooms, half of the bedrooms may have minimum dimensions of 7 feet x 7 feet x 7 feet. All bedrooms must have at least one window that opens to a street, yard, or court on the same lot. The window may also open to a balcony that opens on a street, yard or court. The total area of the windows in the room must at least twelve square feet in area. A room may not be counted as a bedroom if it is a: kitchen, foyer, bathroom, water closet, dining room, dinette, dining bay, hall, corridor, or passageway. A ROOM MAY NOT BE COUNTED AS A BEDROOM IF AN OCCUPANT MUST PASS THROUGH IT TO REACH OTHER PARTS OF THE APARTMENT. Kitchenette's and bathroom's (water closets) may have either mechanical ventilation or a skylight if it is on the top floor in the absence of a window.