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How much to tip building staff, tipping advice from a veteran doorman, & more

By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
December 2, 2022 - 2:30PM


This week readers visited Brick Underground for our annual holiday tipping guide. We updated how much you should give your doorman, super, porter, and other building staff this year in part to reflect the impact of inflation.

Also of interest: A 22-year veteran doorman in an Upper East Side rental building shares his thoughts on holiday tipping. 

Here are this week's top five posts: 

1) Holiday Tipping Guide: How much to tip your doorman, super, porter, and other staff

2) I’ve been a NYC doorman for 22 years. This is what I think about holiday tipping

3) Where seniors can find luxury independent living residences with resort-like amenities plus 24/7 personal care

4) What to know about buying in Woodhaven, Queens, a tree-lined area with restaurants and easy access to transit

5) The Brick Underground Podcast: Making sense of the NYC real estate market with Jonathan Miller


Austin Havens-Bowen

Staff Writer

Staff writer Austin Havens-Bowen covers the rental market and answers renters' questions in a column called Realty Bites. He previously reported on local news for the Queens Ledger and The Hunts Point Express in the Bronx. He graduated from Hunter College with a BA in media studies. He rents a one-bedroom apartment in Astoria with his boyfriend and their two cats.

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