Cool stuff: No-schlep Costco—and why beg when you can borrow (online)?

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By Teri Karush Rogers  |
October 16, 2009 - 7:04AM
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What do your monthly treks to Costco and your urgent need to borrow a steam cleaner have in common?  Two newish online services can help with both:

1.  Big Box Deliveries, which began serving doorman apartment buildings on the UWS and UES in August, will do your Costco shopping for you and deliver it right to your door.  In exchange, they keep half the amount you save on that 317-ounce box of Tide detergent.   (via NY Times CityRoom Blog)

2.  Neighborrow enables Manhattan residents to borrow household items, books, games and movies from one another for free.  To earn your borrowing rights, just register with a list of 10 things you’d be willing to loan. 

You can also set up a private borrowing-network for your own building, starting at $25 per month. 

Eventually, Neighborrow plans to launch a premium service offering more expensive items, collective community purchasing and insurance.  (via Thrillist)

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Founder and publisher Teri Karush Rogers launched Brick Underground in 2009. As a freelance journalist, she had previously covered New York City real estate for The New York Times. Teri has been featured as an expert on New York City residential real estate by The New York Times, New York Daily News, amNew York, NBC Nightly News, The Real Deal, Business Insider, the Huffington Post, and NY1 News, among others. Teri earned a BA in journalism and a law degree from New York University.

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