- 1+ 362- 116
Going Topless in Public is A-OKWomen may go topless in public, providing it is not being used for business.
- 2+ 205- 126
If Jumping Off a Building Doesn't Kill You... the City of NYC WillThe penalty for jumping off a building is death.
- 3+ 121- 68
Couples Must Both Agree that Their Differences Are IrreconcilableNew Yorkers cannot dissolve a marriage for irreconcilable differences, unless they both agree to it.
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It's Illegal to Call Sons Homophobic NamesIt is illegal for a father to call his son a “f*ggot” or “queer” in an effort to curb “girlie behavior." (Staten Island)
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There Goes Everyone's Social LivesIt is against the law to throw a ball at someone’s head for fun.
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No Slurping AllowedPeople may not slurp their soup. (Ocean City)
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Thou Shalt Not Wiggle Thine Fingers at Fellow CitizensCitizens may not greet each other by “putting one’s thumb to the nose and wiggling the fingers.”
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Suitable Bathing Suits Only, PleaseIf one wishes to bathe in the city limits, they must be clothed in a “suitable bathing suit.” (Sag Harbor)
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Carrying Ice Cream Cones in Your Pocket is Prohibited.. on SundaysA person may not walk around on Sundays with an ice cream cone in his/her pocket.
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Choose Your Concert Snacks WiselyDuring a concert, it is illegal to eat peanuts and walk backwards on the sidewalks. (Greene)
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New York Enforces Awkward Elevator RidesWhile riding in an elevator, one must talk to no one, and fold his hands while looking toward the door.
- 12+ 98- 108
Kim Kardashian is Essentially Banned from the Streets of New YorkIt is illegal for a woman to be on the street wearing “body hugging clothing.”
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If You Find Yourself in a Wagon, Keep Your Clothes OnIt is illegal to disrobe in a wagon. (Sag Harbor)
- 14+ 68- 94
No Pinball Machines on the Lord's DayPinball machines are not to be played on Sunday. (Ocean City)
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You Can Join the Army at 18, But You May Not Smoke Until You Are 21In 2013, NY voted to raise the minimum smoking age to 21.
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They Have a Pretty Generous Slipper PolicySlippers are not to be worn after 10:00 PM.
- 17+ 73- 121
Keep Your Flirting to YourselfA fine of $25 can be levied for flirting.
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Limit How Often You Sleep in Your BackyardIt is against town ordinances to camp out on your own land more than 72 hours a month. If you want to camp out for two weeks you need a permit, which can only be obtained once a year. (Kendall)
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Looks Like You Won't Be Making Burgers at Your Next BBQRaw hamburger may not sold. (Ocean City)
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Avoid Eating and Drinking OutdoorsIt 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. (Ocean City)
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