Nudist New York
Topless Women In Central Park
NOT FAR AWAY, SANCTIONED NUDIST BEACHES
You've probably heard by now that in New York City women can legally go topless on the streets and in the parks. Oddly, it's hardly created the media stir we envisioned such news would bring. We've reported elsewhere about the increasing popularity of topless sunbathing in the states, and suspect in a couple years it'll be the new normal.
And there's more New York news. A local beach in Queens now permits all-nude sunbathing (in addition to the several others nearby), so it looks like New York is becoming a nudist Mecca (except for that little problem with winter. Fortunately the Caribbean is just a couple of hours away).
Let's not forget the rooftop "nudism" also popular in New York City. In fact, stay in any high-rise on a hot summer day and around noon you'll begin noticing that New Yorkers take their sunshine seriously. Several rooftops will sport any number of strenuously over-extended inhabitants treating their rooftops like St. Tropez.
From the brief time since this snapshot was published, the topless/nudist movement has grown substantially, and nearly to the point where it's now longer news. That won't, of course, stop us from reporting on it.
This rooftop business is where it's really become a phenomenon, particularly in Brooklyn, where hipster inclined have decided any rooftop will do, putting a premium on upper floor rents ("great views").
As far as big, metropolitan cities go that permit nudism and/or topless sunbathing, we now have two. It's a start. Miami was first, and for all practical purposes Miami is just New York south. Los Angeles, somewhat surprisingly, turns out to be the more conservative city, though it won't be long before Santa Monica beaches, perhaps with some topless activism, gets onboard. Nudist New York