2. King Manor Apartment

King Manor hidden apartment

Roy Fox has been living in Queens rent-free since 1989. Fox is the caretaker at King Manor, a historic inn and farmhouse owned by abolitionist Rufus King. The biggest perk of the job is the free apartment on the top floor of the 18th-century home.

Unlike many of the other hidden apartments, this one is still occupied by Fox. He lives there with his cat Mary Alsop King (named in honor of the 19th-century lady of the house) and a collection of more than 4,000 books. Fox has become a beloved figure of the house, which is now a museum. Untapped New York Insiders got to go inside his apartment, affectionately called “The Fox Hole,” on a tour of King Manor, even though his apartment is usually not open to the public. See photos here!