single-room occupancy

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single-room occupancy (SRO)

A type of housing in which residents have a private bedroom, but share other communal features such as a kitchen,bathrooms,or entertainment areas.It may be very-low-income housing,student housing,or elder housing.Some very expensive condo and co-op projects include SRO space set aside for domestic help employed within the buildings,because the employees could not otherwise afford to live near where they work.

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Earlier this week, the owners of two Upper West Side single-room occupancy buildings -- Dexter House and Hotel Alexander -- that also serve as hotels filed suit to block a state law which would ban apartment rentals of less than 30 days.
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