In New York, the types of buildings and the services they offer vary greatly. All buildings with six or more stories are required to provide elevator service. Rent in the different types of buildings is based on many factors, including location, apartment size, building services, and market demand
- Doorman Elevator Building: Doorman buildings are typically more expensive, often offering a range of amenities and doorman and/or concierge is on duty 24 hours a day, monitoring the entrance to the building and surrounding area.
- Elevator Building: This type of building is often smaller than a building with a doorman. Entry into the building may be accessed by voice or video intercom. This arrangement adds security without the cost of providing a full-time doorman. Acceptance of deliveries and packages when the tenant is not home is usually not provided in this type of building.
- Walk-ups: Buildings under six stories are not required to provide elevator service. Walkups can include different types of buildings. f you are looking at an apartment in a walk-up, it's a good idea to visit the building at night and at different times of the day to get an idea how safe the building appears and how safe you would feel living in it. Also, consider the price differential between a 1st floor and say a 4th or 5th floor apartment.