Why it doesn’t completely suck to live on the ground floor

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By Teri Karush Rogers  |
October 8, 2010 - 12:42PM

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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Teri Karush Rogers

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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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