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Bright Idea: A hand sanitizer in the lobby

By Teri Karush Rogers | March 3, 2010 - 10:41AM
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If you’ve ever eyed your elevator buttons with distrust in the height of flu season, this one’s for you:  One Upper West Side building recently installed a freestanding hand sanitizer in its lobby.

“I first saw it when we did a walk through before closing on January 12th, and the buyer who was with me—who was pregnant and a doctor—commented that this was an excellent idea,” says Warburg Realty broker Shirley Hackel, who tipped us off to the innovation.

It’s inexpensive too:  A quick Google search turned up lots of options in the $75-$200 range.  

Do you have a Bright Idea for a low-cost quality-of-life improvement in your building? Let us know so we can spread the word! 

Teri Karush Rogers

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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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