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When I moved to New York City I got a job on the Upper East Side of Manhattan as a doorman. Moving from North Carolina I had never been exposed to the vast amount of wealth exhibited in this building, where $500,000 cars were a dime a dozen. Everyone that lived in the building is what a 19 year old me and my friends would call a ‘Baller’. But I would soon learn there are levels to wealth/ Baller status. The first level of being a ‘Baller’ was if you simply owned an apartment in the building. These apartments were the cream of the crop, a 500 sq foot studio apartment cost $700,000. The second level of being a ‘Baller’ was owning two apartments and then combining them into one, for instance apartment 9LM. Is actually apartments 9L and 9M, both ridiculously expensive, made into one. The third level of being a ‘Baller’ was if you lived on the Penthouse Floor. That is the highest, most exclusive floor in the entire building. Each Penthouse apartment had 14 foot ceilings, wrap around views of the city, and were twice the size of the apartments on the lower floors; therefore, there were half as many Penthouse apartments. What could be more “Baller” than a Penthouse apartment? Two. The Ultimate Baller, and there was only one, Penthouse A/B. That’s right, two Penthouse apartments combined to make one, a 4,200 sq ft mansion in the sky. Penthouse A/B was the talk of the building, even amongst us doorman.