Stupid Laws from New York
A fine of $25 can be levied for flirting. This old law specifically prohibits men from turning around on any city street and looking "at a woman in that way." A second conviction for a crime of this magnitude calls for the violating male to be forced to wear a "pair of horse-blinders" wherever and whenever he goes outside for a stroll.
A license must be purchased before hanging clothes on a clothesline.
The penalty for jumping off a building is death.
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.M.
A man can't go outside while wearing a jacket and pants that do not match. (Carmel)
Women may go topless in public, providing it is not being used as a business. (New York)
You may not smoke within 100 feet of the entrance to a public building. (New York)
It is illegal for a woman to be on the street wearing "body hugging clothing." (New York)
Citizens may not greet each other by "putting one's thumb to the nose and wiggling the fingers". (New York)
It is illegal for men to go topless in the center of town. (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. (Ocean City)
It is illegal to disrobe in a wagon. (Sag Harbor)
If one wishes to bathe in the city limits, they must be clothed in a "suitable bathing suit". (Sag Harbor)
It is illegal for a father to call his son a "faggot" or "queer" in an effort to curb "girlie behavior." (Staten Island)
You may only water your lawn if the hose is held in your hand. (Staten Island)