NYC doormen can’t make ends meet, but the Mets tickets and golf outings are nice
By Teri Karush Rogers |March 3, 2010 - 6:35AM
Today the local building worker’s union kicks off a newspaper ad campaign featuring three NYC doormen who discuss the difficulties of making ends meet.
The campaign is presumably intended to lay the emotional groundwork for union contract negotiations that start next Tuesday. Current contracts with the city's 30,000 apartment building workers are set to expire on April 21st.
Among the issues not on the bargaining table, however, are the occasional perks bestowed on doormen by residents.
We sent BrickUnderground intern Will Sturek onto the streets to ask NYC doormen about the off-the-books fringes they have enjoyed the most over the years.
These perks don't put food on the table or college tuition in the bank, but they certainly make an impression:
Bracelets for a doorman’s wife and daughter from a resident jeweler
Wedding gifts including cash
A jacket originally given by David Letterman
Tickets to Citi Field
Tickets to Yankees games, 3rd baseline, two rows back, though the beers and snacks still cost $100 bucks
A round of golf, including caddy, at a resident’s private golf club
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