The Rental Market

5th floor walk-ups make you smarter

By Teri Karush Rogers | October 22, 2010 - 9:31AM

In walk-up world, apartments on higher floors are generally cheaper than lower floor ones, due to the schlep factor.  "Even a young person can't bear to take heavy groceries up 5 floors," says one StreetEasy commenter. S/he goes on to argue that high-floor walk-ups are perfect for "older people with a fear of alzheimers. Because when I lived in a 5th floor walk up, I swear I never, ever forgot to take all my day's necessities with me. Never, ever forgot to take an umbrella. I have never been so organized. It all fell apart when I moved to an elevator building." 

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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