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Q: Restrictive covenants in real rstate deeds, 1890 to 1960, in Bronxville, NY. ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: Restrictive covenants in real rstate deeds, 1890 to 1960, in Bronxville, NY.
Category: Relationships and Society > Law
Asked by: lilystar-ga
List Price: $25.00
Posted: 05 Jan 2003 20:31 PST
Expires: 04 Feb 2003 20:31 PST
Question ID: 138082
Were there covenants in real estate deeds in Bronxville, NY preventing
sales of real estate to Jews and/or other "classes" prior to the
passing of federal civil rights legislation in the 1960s, and could
you cite at least 2 or 3 examples?

Request for Question Clarification by tutuzdad-ga on 02 Feb 2003 14:27 PST
I found none exclusively related to Bronxville, NY. Will the citation
of specific legal cases either defending or opposing restrictive
covenants based upon race in New York state during this same time
frame qualify as an answer?


Clarification of Question by lilystar-ga on 02 Feb 2003 15:49 PST
It is only Bronxville that concerns me. Nevertheless, you seem to have
done research on my behalf, and just knowing that there were no such
covenants is an answer in itself.  I had learned this myself, through
another source, just yesterday, but that does not change the fact that
you worked on my behalf, so consider yourself deserving my proffered
$25.00, and many thanks, too.
Subject: Re: Restrictive covenants in real rstate deeds, 1890 to 1960, in Bronxville, NY.
Answered By: tutuzdad-ga on 02 Feb 2003 17:14 PST
Dear lilystar-ga;

Thank you for allowing me an opportunity to work on question.

As noted in our series of clarifications, I was unable to turn up any
information that specifically relates to cases, sales or deeds drawn
up in Bronxville, New York prior to 1960 wherein a restrictive
covenant was negotiated or agreed to. As with any research that turns
up negative however, this in no way proves beyond a doubt that one, or
perhaps even a few, may in fact have existed. I can assure you though
that I have thoroughly searched all avenues available to me and in the
course of my personal research, and based on your previously acquired
information (which I only learned after the fact) that also supports
my findings, I am confident in my conclusion that there probably were

While I am not fully comfortable accepting your fee for merely
searching for the information, and since I was not able to say with
100% accuracy that no such deeds ever existed, I do admire your
generous act of recognition and appreciation for the amount of work
performed. At your insistence, I will accept your gracious offer of
the adjusted fee, and in like manner I will set aside the entire
amount of this particular reward to be conferred directly to a
deserving local charity upon its arrival.

Your kind gesture is a rare one that deserves reward in itself. In my
own behalf and on behalf of the charitable recipient, I thank you.

I look forward to working with you again in the near future. Thank you
for bringing your question to us.

Best regards;
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