An unidentified man from New York City, using the handle McMurdaaaa on social media, has gained attention for winning a luxurious Brooklyn apartment through the city’s housing lottery. The viral TikTok video showcases his excitement as he explores the perks of his new home, revealing a stylish lobby with seating and a receptionist desk. The apartment features a spacious closet, a modern bathroom with marbled walls, and a well-equipped kitchen with new appliances.
A New York City man won a luxurious apartment through the Big Apple’s housing lottery and his gleeful video showing off the perks that come with it has gone viral.
The unidentified man, who goes by McMurdaaaa on his social media pages, excitedly showed off his new Brooklyn digs… pic.twitter.com/HbvrFT57OG
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In the video, the man expresses delight while discovering additional amenities, such as a rooftop lounge with deck chairs, grills, and impressive city views. The building also provides a community game room with a pool table, tables, chairs, and a fridge. Notably, the apartment complex offers rare amenities for New York City, including a parking garage, shared laundry facilities, and a gym.
Despite his enthusiasm, the man humorously comments on the size of the apartments, questioning why they are constructed so small. Apartment lotteries in New York City aim to provide affordable housing, offering units at prices one-third or less than the winner’s income. These lotteries are available in all five boroughs, with eligibility based on income and household size, varying by building. Winners are required to undergo a credit check or provide rental history and must be prepared to cover the first month’s rent and a security deposit.
The video has gone viral on TikTok, amassing over 1.4 million views, highlighting public interest in affordable housing opportunities in the city and the unique features offered by the winning apartment.
@mcmurdaaaa I made new friends 😭, but why they building these apartments so small? #fyp #nyc #housinglottery #funny #viral #hilarious #viral #trending #ny #humor #relateable #brooklyn #bronx #housinglottery #lottery #apartment ♬ original sound – Murdaaaa