8 ways to get packages without a doorman

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How much total do you plan to tip the building staff this year?

Just in time for the holidays, we spotted this UrbanBaby discussion on how New-Yorkers-Without-Doormen bribe, connive and beg others into accepting deliveries in their absence.

Our favorite:

“We don’t have a doorman, so super usually receives packages.  If he doesn’t, old guy who likes to be in charge of everything gets them. Even delivers them to my door.”

Some other options:

  • pay for a box at the local mailbox etc
  • get it delivered to the office
  • ask your neighbors
  • make friends with the nearest newspaper stand guy
  • use the co-op management office
  • ask the drycleaner (Cost: holiday tip of a few hundred dollars)
  • strike a deal with the commercial tenant that rents your groundfloor space