Good Neighboring: Take my apartment, please

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By Teri Karush Rogers  |
March 25, 2010 - 2:41PM
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"The nicest thing a neighbor ever did for me was to give me his apartment when he left the city! One day he came down the stairs from his walkup to the street-level store where I worked. In his hand was a set of keys.

'I'm leaving the city,' he said. 'One of the best things about living here was seeing you smile every morning as I left the building. If you need a place to live, I'll introduce you to my landlord.'

Okay, his 'landlord' was a Jamaican drug dealer from whom he was illegally subletting the apartment. But I got the keys to a one-bedroom on Montague Street, just a few blocks from the Promenade, for sixty dollars a month. It was my first apartment in New York." -- Marlena Corcoran

Have story about a NYC neighbor who did something nice for you?  Tell us about it so we can spread a little neighborliness among vertical dwellers.  

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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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