9 unofficial signs of a NYC summer, starting with the trainee doorman

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By Alana Mayman  |
May 31, 2011 - 11:45AM

Real New Yorkers know that the real signs of impending summer have little to do with the calendar or the temperature, such as.....

  1. The trainee doorman (who's going to cover for doormen on vacation this summer) shows up, and he looks like an 8-year-old in his big borrowed uniform
  2. You throw open your windows to let in the balmy breeze and twenty minutes later you're in bed with a migraine from the noise, pollution and pollen.
  3. You start feeling A/C pee on your head - at least you hope that's what it is.
  4. For a few weeks, you would trade your washer-dryer for a two square foot patch of north-facing balcony and a grill. Instead you cancel your subscriptions to Food & Wine and Bon Apetit and swear off Food Network until barbecue season is over.
  5. While changing over the closets, you find your lost engagement ring--but the insurance money already paid for your new bathroom. 
  6. Riding the elevator, you notice Mrs. Schwartz's varicose veins got a lot worse over the winter.
  7. You don't need the white noise machine to cover your husband's snoring, because your husband's snoring is covering up the party-hardy new renters across the street. 
  8. You tell the cabdriver to turn on the a/c before you tell him where you are going.
  9. NYC real estate obsession is temporarily displaced with Hamptons real estate obsession.

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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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