Dumb Laws

New York Dumb Laws

New YorkIt is against the law to throw a ball at someone’s head for fun.

The penalty for jumping off a building is death.

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.

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 license must be purchased before hanging clothes on a clothesline.

New Yorkers cannot dissolve a marriage for irreconcilable differences, unless they both agree to it.

Brooklyn: Donkeys are not allowed to sleep in bathtubs.

Carmel: A man can’t go outside while wearing a jacket and pants that do not match.

Greene: It is illegal to eat peanuts and walk backwards on the sidewalks when a concert is on.

New York: You can teach your pet parrot to speak, but not to squawk.

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 a woman to be on the street wearing “body hugging clothing.”

New York: Women may go topless in public, providing it is not being used as a business.

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 for men to go topless in the center of town.

Staten Island: You may only water your lawn if the hose is held in your hand.

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