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Putting An End to Segregation of the Sexes

However, in 1987, after nearly 122 years of an exclusive men’s only policy, the club’s gender policies were challenged in the Court of Appeals, and to avoid a possible embarrassing loss, the membership elected to admit women. The only three remaining clubs in the city that still bar women are the Holland Society, the Brook Club and the New York Racquet and Tennis Club (not to be confused with the NY Health and Racquet Club).

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