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Re: Even TenantNet Is Wrong

Posted by Cranky Tenant on September 10, 2001 at 02:37:27:

In Reply to: Even TenantNet Is Wrong posted by New York Tenant on September 09, 2001 at 20:24:26:

: TenantNet wrote, in part:

: "I believe even type of job is not protected (actors, lawyers, etc.) But things like race, gender, etc. (the protected classes) are not suitable reasons and might open to seller up to charges of discrimination. (look at Federal Fair Housing issues)."
: :
New York Tenant wrote,
: Actually, New York City law prohibits discrimination based on occupation. So while many of us would agree with Shakespeare that, first, we should kill all the lawyers, in New York City we would have to let them rent an apartment before we could kill them.

There are still some "Artists Only" Co-Ops. WestBeth was created specifically for artists and Manhattan Plaza for performing artists.
Maybe they can't discriminate if you practice a little law on the side
but there are plenty of examples of occupation requirements for some housing. -- Co-Ops and otherwise.

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