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EPISODE 2

The Brick Underground Podcast Episode 2: Where everybody knows your name—and your business

In a nondescript building on the Upper West Side, neighbors are, for better and worse, more like family.
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By S. Jhoanna Robledo | March 9, 2016 - 9:59AM 

Brick Underground contributing editor Lucy Cohen Blatter grew up in a friendly building. Perhaps too friendly. What's it like to live in a place where your neighbors are more like family, in all its wonderful, overfamiliar, and boundaries-busting glory? Are there many buildings just like it? Is it a relic being ushered out by increasing rents? Listen in as Lucy, her mother (and Brick Underground contributor) Marjorie Cohen, their neighbors, Helga and comedian Judy Gold, unpack the highs and lows of living in an overfriendly building. (Last fall, Cohen also wrote about how her neighbors helped her recuperate from, and manage day-to-day life with, a broken arm; Gold also shared her love for her building in the Wall Street Journal.)

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This podcast was produced by Jhoanna Robledo, Jenny Falcon, and Chad Dougatz of Hangar Studios; a big thanks to the residents of this very special UWS building. (Bonus: Here's a pic of Helga and Marjorie in the fall of 2015, and their children, Ben and Lucy's sister, Lizzy, back in the day in their building.)

      

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