Sam Gold said he can’t believe the city is taking him to court over a sign posted last summer at his store in the Hasidic enclave of Williamsburg.
Hasidic Jews in Williamsburg, Brooklyn adhere to a strict dress code that makes them easily identifiable. Now some business owners may be trying to force that dress code on everybody who visits their store or restaurant, according to some residents.
A dress code for students is standard at most schools, but at P.S. 64 Robert Simon School, teachers are being told how to dress for class.
The city’s Taxi and Limousine Commission voted unanimously to amend existing regulations to require that drivers maintain “a professional appearance.”
The current regulations prohibit underwear worn as outerwear. Tank tops and swimwear are also no-nos.
Currently the cabbie dress code emphasizes what not to wear, which includes swimming shorts, tube tops and tank tops.
Currently, cabbies can be fined for violating the dress code. It bans tube shirts, tank tops and bathing trunks.
In September, students at Lodi High School will be required to wear school uniforms in a policy similar to what the town’s middle school implemented last year – and many students aren’t happy about it.