8 ways to get packages without a doorman

8 ways to get packages without a doorman

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By Teri Karush Rogers  |
December 3, 2009 - 2:03PM

Just in time for the holidays, we spotted this UrbanBaby discussion on how New-Yorkers-Without-Doormen bribe, connive and beg others into accepting deliveries in their absence.

Our favorite:

“We don’t have a doorman, so super usually receives packages.  If he doesn’t, old guy who likes to be in charge of everything gets them. Even delivers them to my door.”

Some other options:

  • pay for a box at the local mailbox etc
  • get it delivered to the office
  • ask your neighbors
  • make friends with the nearest newspaper stand guy
  • use the co-op management office
  • ask the drycleaner (Cost: holiday tip of a few hundred dollars)
  • strike a deal with the commercial tenant that rents your groundfloor space

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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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