I lived in a NYC high-rise in the Financial District. Once in awhile I would be stopped by the front desk and asked if I lived there while other white residents walked in at the same time without being asked. I've had white friends visit that did not live there and they were able to walk right in without being asked if they lived there. I complained and then started receiving dirty looks and poorer performance from the front desk staff. I was once told that it is company policy to ask everyone that walked into the building if they lived there. They did not ask every person if they lived there but I was asked multiple if I lived there and sometimes by the same person. This made it very hard for me to feel safe or willing to go outside because I had to walk past the front desk.
I am sorry that this happened, and the doorman in my UES condo who didn't know me personally would do the same to me, so unlikely a claim.
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