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Weird New York Laws
  • Women may go topless in public, providing it is not being used as a business. Source: 1 2

  • You may not smoke within 100 feet of the entrance to a public building.

  • It is illegal for a woman to be on the street wearing "body hugging clothing.

  • Citizens may not greet each other by "putting one's thumb to the nose and wiggling the fingers".

  • A fine of $25 can be levied for flirting.

  • It is against the law to throw a ball at someone's head for fun.

  • The penalty for jumping off a building is death.

  • New Yorkers cannot dissolve a marriage for irreconcilable differences, unless they both agree to it.

  • A person may not walk around on Sundays with an ice cream cone in his/her pocket.

  • While riding in an elevator, one must talk to no one, and fold his hands while looking toward the door.

  • Slippers are not to be worn after 10:00 P.

  • In Carmel - A man can't go outside while wearing a jacket and pants that do not match.

  • In Carmel - Ice cream may not be eaten while standing on the sidewalk.

  • In Carmel - Women may not wear high heels while in the city limits.

  • In Greene - During a concert, it is illegal to eat peanuts and walk backwards on the sidewalks."

  • In New York City - It is illegal for a man to ogle a lady. The accused are forced to wear horse-blinders.

  • In Ocean City - A law from the early 1900's prohibits men from going topless on the Boardwalk.

  • In Ocean City - Eating while swimming in the ocean is prohibited.

  • In Ocean City - People may not slurp their soup.

  • In Ocean City - Pinball machines are not to be played on Sunday.

  • In Ocean City - Raw hamburger may not be sold.

  • In Ocean City - It is illegal for men to go topless in the center of town.

  • In Ocean City - It is illegal to eat in the street in residential neighborhoods, and the only beverage you can drink on the beach is water in a clear plastic bottle.

  • In Sag Harbor - It is illegal to disrobe in a wagon.

  • In Sag Harbor - If one wishes to bathe in the city limits, they must be clothed in a "suitable bathing suit".

  • In Staten Island - It is illegal for a father to call his son a "faggot" or "queer" in an effort to curb "girlie behavior.

  • In Staten Island - You may only water your lawn if the hose is held in your hand.

 

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