In this edition of Take It or Leave It, our longtime renters consider the virtues and vices of a no-fee 3-bedroom/1.5-bathroom Brooklyn duplex with a private terrace. As always, our panelists—who have a collective 43 years of rental experience—are RentHackr founder Zeb Dropkin, freelance writer Lambeth Hochwald, and BrickUnderground’s own senior editor, Lucy Cohen Blatter.
Q. I inadvertently left my stove on for an extended period of time and gas leaked. It was not until my neighbors and the super came by that I was aroused and turned it off. Can my co-op kick me out of the building for this? What other legal ramifications might I face?
A. You can relax--at least for now, say our experts.
If your holiday shopping budget is getting a bit out of control, and there's not likely to be much money left over to pay a broker’s fee when it's time to move, you might want to check out the many no-fee and low-fee places to be had at Naked Apartments. Get a load of these spaces—which call for fees of 0-9% of a year’s rent instead of the usual 12-15%—here in our Low Fee Rental Roundup or head on over to Naked Apartments and search by “no fee” or “low-fee.”
It’s holiday tipping season, and in the process of updating our annual holiday tipping guide, BrickUnderground took to the streets, talking to doormen across Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens about this oh-so-profitable wonderful time of year.
Specifically, we asked about their best tips ever, how much they expect this year, what they think is a fair tip, the best alternatives to cash and much more.
Click here to take BrickUnderground's 2-click holiday tipping poll.
Like it or not, holiday tipping season is upon us.
Since the definition of a good tip is relative, you may be curious what other New Yorkers are giving this year. Among other things (enumerated in BrickUnderground's 2013 Holiday Tipping Guide), the amount can differ based on whether you're a renter or an owner, and whether or not your building has doormen. To see whether you're in the ballpark, take BrickUnderground's 2-second, 2-click 2013 Holiday Tipping Poll.
If you need to escape your family for a bit this weekend (which we imagine you might!), check out these Open Houses that'll get you out of your house for a bit. From a $16 million condo in Midtown to a $895k two-family house in Bushwick, there's lots of places across all five boroughs ready for eager buyers to see this Thanksgiving Weekend.
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