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Dumb Laws in New York

It is illegal to congregate in public with two or more people while each wearing a mask or any face covering which disguises your identity.
In New York, adultery is still a crime.
Women may go topless in public, providing it is not being used as a business.
While riding in an elevator, one must talk to no one, and fold his hands while looking toward the door.
You may not smoke within 100 feet of the entrance to a public building.
Slippers are not to be worn after 10:00 PM.
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.

City Laws in New York

During a concert, it is illegal to eat peanuts and walk backwards on the sidewalks.
It is against town ordinances to camp out on your own land more than 72 hours a month. If you want to camp out for 2 weeks you need a permit, which can only be obtained once a year.
Ocean City
Raw hamburger may not be sold.
It is illegal for men to go topless in the center of town.
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.
A law from the early 1900’s prohibits men from going topless on the Boardwalk.
Eating while swimming in the ocean is prohibited.

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