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Deck envy

By Teri Karush Rogers | March 22, 2010 - 12:41PM

deck envy (dek en vee) - n.  Obsessive longing among apartment dwellers for a roof deck or terrace, often triggered by barbecue smells, a view onto someone else's outdoor space, or sounds of an al fresco gathering to which one is not invited.

After a long, dark winter, Patricia came down with a case of deck envy so debilitating that she kept her blinds permanently drawn so as not to accidentally gaze at the lushly landscaped south-facing roofdeck across the street.  

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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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