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Adjusting to having a doorman, how to ask your neighbor to sell you their apartment, & more

By Jennifer White Karp  |
February 8, 2019 - 3:00PM

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This week, readers tuned in to a pair of first-person tales of quintessential New York City living: The sort of adjustments you need to make if you’re not used to having a doorman, and how to go about asking your neighbor to sell you their apartment. A luxury market snapshot and a neighborhood-by-neighborhood look at what you need to earn to rent here, were also of interest.

Here, in full, are the week's top stories.

1) What it's like to live in a NYC doorman building

2) How I convinced our neighbors to sell their Park Slope co-op to us

3) Report: How much you need to earn to rent in NYC's neighborhoods

4) Report: Sales drop nearly 30 percent in ‘struggling’ NYC luxury market

5) Where to move in Jersey City: Best neighborhoods, deals, and more for renters and buyers


Jennifer White Karp

Managing Editor

Jennifer steers Brick Underground’s editorial coverage of New York City residential real estate and writes articles on market trends and strategies for buyers, sellers, and renters. Jennifer’s 15-year career in New York City real estate journalism includes stints as a writer and editor at The Real Deal and its spinoff publication, Luxury Listings NYC.

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