As temperatures continue to skyrocket into the low to mid-sixties up and down the East Coast, many beautiful and strange-looking women will soon find themselves faced with the eternal conundrum of summer: how to deal with a too-hot boob. Luckily for some, the NYPD is here to remind us that anything goes in New Boob City! Whip off that top. Wipe off that top-colored body paint. Awkwardly unhook that bra with one hand unless the hook is stuck in which case pull it over your head but be careful not to stretch it. You cannot be detained, arrested, or fined for going topless in public in New York.
This boob freedom law is nothing new—the New York Supreme Court ruled in 1992 that it was legal for a woman to bare her breasts in public as long as she wasn't participating in a commercial activity or acting in a lewd manner—but every once in a while the cops mistakenly arrest someone, so it's always good to have a reminder.
The New York Times reports that, earlier this year, the Do Not Arrest Topless Women memo was read aloud at NYPD roll calls for 10 straight days, perhaps ushering in a new era of peace between boob and law.
So happy spring, friends. The opposite of tops for everyone!
(Watch out for bees.)