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Dakota rules revealed in wake of bias suit

March 01, 2011 12:33PM

While the racial bias suit at the Dakota, filed against the tony Upper West Side building’s co-op board early last month, has drawn its share of controversy, it’s also peeled back the curtain on the building’s more eccentric policies, according to the New York Times. The suit, which accuses the co-op board at 1 West 72nd Street of discriminating against building applicants on the basis of race, has led to a body of paperwork detailing the co-op’s rules, including the barring of “domestic employees, messengers and trades people” from service elevators. Also in the rules is a stipulation barring tenants from giving “dance, vocal or instrumental instruction in his or her apartment at any time” and a mandate that “chauffeur-driven vehicles are not allowed to wait in the driveway.” [NYT]

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