Are you a real New Yorker? Here are 12 ways to tell
By Alana Mayman |May 13, 2013 - 2:00PM
Companies called laundry room operators will install laundy rooms for free, in exchange for a cut of future revenue.
You may pride yourself on your Wikipedia-like knowledge of the best/worst rooftop bars and smartest/dumbest places to hail a taxi at rush hour, but you're not really a New Yorker until you pass through the Five Stages of Real Estate Grief (denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance)...and the following NYC real estate truths no longer shock you:
You may be an adult with no curfew, but your doorman will always judge you for coming home late/drunk/both.
The super expects a holiday tip even though you haven't seen him since last Christmas and Task Rabbited your clogged sink last week.
The neighbors you can see walking around naked in their apartment are rarely the ones you want to see naked. Ditto the ones you can hear having sex.
Coming out of the closet means expanding your storage space to the basement of your building, a rented locker, your mother-in-law's house, your car, and/or your desk at work.
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