Dakota Board Will Consider Butler-Turned-Neighbor

The Dakota’s co-op board will permit Indra Tamang—the butler who inherited two apartments—to apply for residence, reports The Wall Street Journal.

According to the board:

“We at The Dakota are proud that for many years ours has been an extraordinarily diverse community of residents,” the statement said.

It noted that Mr. Tamang, who has worked at the Dakota for decades beginning in the 1970s, “is held in high esteem by those in the building who know him.”

This is a departure from the usual co-op board M.O. of tight-lipped secrecy, The Journal notes. Changes, big and small!