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New Yorkers pay dearly for every square foot of living space they get. Finding ways to stow an ever expanding supply of stuff into a finite space leaves many of us wishing we had secret compartments everywhere.

Fortunately, modern furniture designers are starting to rise to the challenge, finding new ways to maximize the storage potential of every piece of furniture. Wonk in Brooklyn, for example, cleverly includes storage compartments in many of their pieces, including their Mod Quad coffee table (lower right, above). The Halsey Hideaway (upper right, above), even adds hidden side shelves to complement its dresser drawers.

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Here are some properties we’ve featured on QueensNYC this week – two co-ops, a condo, and a house, in Bayside, Forest Hills, and Astoria.

209-10 41st Ave #6H, Bayside, NY 11361 (GMAP) – This 1 bed/1 bath co-op in Bayside is priced at $175,000. There are hardwood floors throughout and freshly pained walls as well. It also has a new A/C unit. The kitchen has standard appliances and a classic black and white floor. The unit also has free storage. It is located just a short walk from the Bayside LIRR station and the Bell Blvd shopping corridor.