Just to show you what’s involved in being a contractor in NYC. Carpeting in the common areas must be protected – even if the apartment is 200 feet from the service elevator. Put down and taken up every day. This is why your brother in law in Minneapolis says he can do the work for 1/3 the cost of my estimate. And don’t forget $40/day for parking, $110 parking tickets, and $3million dollar umbrella insurance policies, etc.