Since we started planning BrickUnderground 18 months ago from our dining rooms in the same Upper West Side co-op building, our apartments are worth a whole lot less and so are we.
For many owners, including us, the fantasy of trading (or renovating) up has been downsized to making the most of what we've got. Our mission here is to give New York City homeowners a place to leverage their collective intelligence about the art and science of owning an apartment (or a house) in the country’s densest urban metropolis.
We invite you to use the BrickTalk discussion forums to compare notes on things like what to tip the super for heaving your air conditioner back into your window, how to get your managing agent to return your calls, how to refinance your mortgage when no one's really sure what your home is worth, and whether the board can compel Naked Guy across the airshaft to close his curtains, at least while your kids are awake.
This blog will expand on that territory, inspired and assisted by your conversations, your questions, and real life.
So, come on in and break down a few walls between neighbors. Let us know how we can improve BrickUnderground as we work out the kinks (and there are plenty, so please be patient!) during our beta phase. And, if you like what you see, don't forget to tell a few friends about us.
--Teri Karush Rogers & Denise Dell’Olio