Comedian claims he has the smallest apartment in NYC

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Size matters — in this battle of the Big Apple’s tiniest pads.

A comedian living in West Harlem says that his wee-sized space beats an apartment that went viral on TikTok for being the city’s “smallest.”

“When I bring guests over, we pretty much just hang out in the backyard,” said Ron Ervin. “We come inside for a minute to look at my tiny apartment, say, ‘Oh, that’s funny,’ then we head back outside.”

Ervin gave The Post a very brief tour Saturday to take aim at AJ Webber, a model and aspiring actor who claimed in December on TikTok that his East Village apartment was the least spacious in the city.

Ervin disagreed.

“This guy has a queen-size mattress in his apartment,” he said in his own TikTok video. “If I brought a queen-size mattress into my New York apartment, it would crush me to death.”

Originally from Cincinnati, the 6-foot-2 Ervin said he moved to New York from Chicago last February and found his apartment on Craigslist for $950 a month.

Though his apartment is 100 square feet — the same as Webber’s — he argued that his space is tighter.

Ervin, a standup comic from Cincinnati, responded to a TikTok, who claimed they had the smallest apartment in NYC.
Ervin, a standup comic from Cincinnati, responded to TikToker AJ Webber, who claimed to have the smallest apartment in NYC.
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AJ Webber
AJ Webber gave a tour of his tiny apartment on TikTok last month.
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Ron Ervin
“If I brought a queen-size mattress into my New York apartment, it would crush me to death,” Ervin said.
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For example, Webber has a closet and minimal storage space, Ervin just uses a rolling clothes rack to keep his shirts and pants organized.

“You have an actual closet to put your clothes in. OK, Bill Gates,” Ervin says to Webber. “Let’s sit in your BMW and talk about it sometime.”

Webber revealed in his home tour last month that when he opens the door to his $1,200-a-month apartment, he’s greeted by a bathroom sink to his left and no toilet or shower in sight.

Ron Ervin
Ervin said he found his apartment on Craigslist for $950 a month.
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As with Webber’s apartment, Ervin shares a toilet in the shower in the building’s hallway with his neighbors.

Both men’s apartments come with challenges for meal preparation. Webber has a microwave on top of a fridge, and neither of them has a stove.

“I have a little countertop next to the sink on which I placed a $10 hotplate and a George Foreman grill I found in the hallway,” Ervin noted.

Ron Ervin
Ervin doesn’t have a stove in his apartment but he’s found creative solutions to prepare food.
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Ron Ervin
Ervin says the small space works for him.
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Having less room has its advantages — less things to clean.

“To be completely honest, it does work for me,” Ervin said.

“This gives me a place to lay my head, make food and be on the computer,” he said.

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