Vying for reality show stardom, NYC supers spill their "craziest" stories

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By Teri Karush Rogers  |
March 25, 2011 - 7:12AM

The casting call is still out for an opinionated, larger-than-life building superintendent to star in a cable tv reality show.  

"We've had hundreds of responses so far," said Victoria Asness of LES Casting when we asked her for a progress report this week. "The biggest challenge is finding the right person in a building that could work--we've had a lot of people who are fantastic but work in very high-end condos and co-ops."  

(Co-op and condo owners tend not to be down with having their privacy invaded by a reality show, hence the ideal candidate works in a rental building, where permission to film is up to the landlord.)

Asness, meanwhile, is acquiring an education in the universal vertical living experience. Hoarders, bad tippers, residents who make 3 or 4 requests a week, and female residents requesting other "services" were among the more common responses to the question, "What is the craziest/weirdest situation that you were called for?"

And then there was this:

"One super said that in every building he's ever worked at there's a naked lady who locks herself out of the apartment," reports Asness. "Apparently a lot of women get drunk and accidentally walk out the front door on their way to the bathroom. Several supers have mentioned that."


As for any know-it-all rental building supers out there with reality show stars in their eyes, there's still time to apply:  Asness says she expects the search to continue for a few more weeks.  

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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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