Crazy Laws - New York
The penalty for jumping off a building is death.
Slippers are not to be worn after 10:00 P.M.
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 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.
A license must be purchased before hanging clothes on a clothesline.
It is against the law to throw a ball at someone's head for fun.
In Carmel NY, a man can't go outside while wearing a jacket and pants that do not match.
In Greene NY, during a concert, it is illegal to eat peanuts and walk backwards on the sidewalks.
In New York City, citizens may not greet each other by "putting one's thumb to the nose and wiggling the fingers".
In New York City, women may go topless in public, providing it is not being used as a business.
In New York City, it is illegal for a woman to be on the street wearing "body hugging clothing."
In Ocean City NY, it is illegal for men to go topless in the center of town.
In Ocean City NY, 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 Staten Island NY, you may only water your lawn if the hose is held in your hand.