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What a doorman thinks about holiday tipping, unmasking LLCs, & more

By Jennifer White Karp  |
December 8, 2023 - 1:30PM
Manhattan crosswalk


This week, readers checked out tipping advice from someone on the receiving side—a veteran doorman. He shared what residents in his mid-size Upper East Side rental generally give—and what he thinks about the practice of tipping. If you’re wondering how much to tip in your rental building, it’s worth a read.

Also of interest: The New York state legislature passed a bill that would essentially unmask LLCs to the public—going farther than federal legislation poised to take effect in 2024. It’s not clear yet whether Governor Kathy Hochul will sign the new bill, which has implications for both the sales and rental markets.

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) Housing lottery launches for 64 apartments at a new development in the Bronx

4) Brokers say NY bill revealing LLC owners to the public would chill sales

5) When it’s OK to say ‘thanks but no thanks’ to your contractor

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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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