Doormen are NYC’s unofficial security guards: While they may not carry a weapon or do more than dial 911 in an emergency, their mere presence is thought to deter street crime as well as visitors with nefarious intentions.
Like dog-walking, this off-menu service is neither endorsed by management nor rendered gratis.
“You better cut the doorman in on the cash in a major way,” advises one commenter.
Openthedoor-man, BrickUnderground's anonymous man on the inside, says he has never knowingly been the intermediary for a Craigslist transaction, though he has exchanged plenty of packages for sealed envelopes.
"If I were doing business like that with a resident on a regular basis," he says, the appropriate tip would be "anywhere from 10 to 20 percent."
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