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These kinds of buildings generally have a full around-the-clock staff consisting of multiple doormen and attendants. They often offer such amenities as hotel-type concierge service, on-site health clubs, pools, laundry service and children’s playrooms. The specific luxury amenities will vary from building to building, but will generally leave you feeling completely pampered.
These buildings usually have doormen for day shifts, but rely on security cameras or some other type of security to protect residents at night.
These buildings generally have someone on duty 24 hours a day and offer the safety and convenience of having a doorman without the extra luxury amenities.
This is a one-room dwelling in which the living room and the bedroom are in a single space. In larger studios, the kitchen is in a separate room, while in others the eating area can be found along one wall in the main space. Studios are also referred to as efficiencies.
These buildings do not have doormen or elevators. They can be townhouses or brownstones (4–5 stories), above storefronts (usually 1-2 stories), or low–rise buildings (free standing 4–5 stories). They are the most reasonably priced kinds of apartments in the city, yet they have very few amenities. Most walk–up buildings do, however, have double door security and a few have more sophisticated features, such as intercoms and security cameras. As with elevator buildings, the quality of life in walk-ups can vary greatly depending on the degree to which they are maintained.