Thank you to Post by Openthedoor-man | 11/29/10 – 6:52 AM

Tis the season to be jolly. Yep, jolly indeed are the doormen of every building hustling and bustling in tune with the sugar plums and ginger bread cookies dancing in our heads.

Okay, who the hell am I fooling?

It’s really because of those beautiful envelopes and what’s waiting inside. Dead presidents of all kinds, preferably less of Washington and more of Grant and B. Frank.

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Lorenzo has been hanging around the office for the past 24 years, and, in the process, has become the president of,, and His mission is to build into New York's largest no fee apartment rental service. Before, Lorenzo was a Regional Sales Manager for Time Equities, Inc., one of New York's largest converters of rental buildings to coops and condos. Lorenzo was once a part owner of Swift & Watson Real Estate in NYC's Greenwich Village.

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  1. Simon Reply

    The doorman have to make a living too. They work all year long cary bags, cabs etc. You tip a guy in a hotel when he gets you a cab or carries your bag. I’m not telling to tip him every time he does that for you but at Christmas you could add it up. When a tenant makes $30 million a year and pays maintenance $10 thousand a month and gives his doorman $200.
    It’s an insult it comes out .55 cents a day it’s a .00001% of his income. Those guys have to eat too. They get abused everyday by tenants put yourself in their shoes. I’m not saying everybody makes that much but an oil executive or a CEO of a large corporation should give a little more. Consider this take .5% of your annual income and divide that sum for Christmas tips for doorman, super etc. You will see through out the year that your service changes for the better. We all have to live.

  2. RG Reply

    If you are a New Yorker and hate the holiday tipping because you can never figure out how much to tip, 2010 may provide the answer.

    Just go to the SurveyMonkey survey at ) and fill out the answers to the 10 short questions. Once we get enough responses, we’ll compile all of the results and post them at:

    Hopefully we’ll get a lot of responses and we can help people know what to tip this holiday season!

    Survey Site:

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