Ladies first in the Big Apple [Letter]

May 20, 2014

Susan Reimer's column on elevator etiquette omits the cardinal rule of etiquette I saw riding a multitude of elevators over the years in New York City ("Elevator etiquette dropping fast," May 16).

In Class A office buildings like the Chrysler Building, men — in that hard-boiled, the faster-the-better city — have preserved an act of unexpected politeness.

No gentleman steps into an elevator before a lady in New York. Ladies board first. How 1886!

Eileen Pollock, Baltimore

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