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5 things your doorman will never tell you

By Teri Karush Rogers | January 19, 2010 - 5:51AM

Just when you thought NYC doormen had lost the art of secret-keeping in the Internet age (see the Twittering doorman & BrickUnderground's anonymous doorman), it turns out there are still a few things that your doorman won't divulge ... at least, not to you.

According to our sources at the door and those who manage them, here are the five things you can count on your doorman to stay mum about:

  • He pockets $75 -$150  for referring you to the locksmith and $10 for sending you to the drycleaners down the block
  • Your significant other is having an affair
  • You tip enough or too much
  • Your 15-year-old orders beer from the corner deli
  • He is sleeping with your housekeeper. In your apartment.

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Teri Karush Rogers

Founder & Publisher

Founder and publisher Teri Karush Rogers launched Brick Underground in 2009. As a freelance journalist, she covered New York City real estate for the 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 holds a BA in journalism and a law degree from New York University. 

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