Upper West Side co-op owner and broker-blogger Malcolm Carter opens the kimono on life inside a first-floor apartment. Sure, it’s loud and there’s cigarette smoke drifting in from the street. On the other hand:
- Eventually you stop noticing the window bars
- The reflected sunlight from the buildings across the street is sometimes as bright as the real thing
- Working from home is like sitting at an outdoor café, what with the snatched bits of conversation and cigarette smoke
- Ground floor apartments are cheaper
- Being so close to the doorman is arguably safer than living upstairs
- Guess who’s not taking the stairs when the power goes out?
- UPS etc delivers directly to his door
- It’s easy to pop outside for a weather-check before getting dressed for real
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