Breast Feeding Condo Battles


Former police officer, Felina Rakowski-Gallagher, decided to open a breast feeding establishment in Manhattan eleven years ago, so that women would have a place to go for practical advice on breast feeding. After her business grew from her initial cramped space, Felina decided to purchase a $825,000 condominium unit in a fancy condominium building known as the Pythian. It took her over a year to renovate the Upper Breast Side and has now become an essential destination for lactating women in Manhattan.

Problem is that Felina and the board of directors have not seen eye to eye on certain issues. One issue that has been the focus of recent media attention is Felina's refusal to keep her brass door on the ground floor completely closed. The board of directors of the Pythian fined her $250 for her breach of that rule.

As a result of the fine, Felina filed a discrimination complaint with the New York State Division of Human Rights. Felina continues to refuse to keep the door closed because it is too heavy for pregnant women and stroller-pushing mothers to open safely.

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