Your guide to finding outrageous city ordinances and silly state statutes
Where every state -- including this one -- has loony laws on the books
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.
In Greene it is illegal to eat peanuts and walk backwards on the sidewalks when a concert is on.
In Carmel a man can't go outside while wearing a jacket and pants that do not match. ("Loony Laws" by Robert Pelton)
From an AP bulletin: The New York City Transit Authority has ruled that women can ride the city subways topless. New York law dictates that if a man can be somewhere without a shirt, a woman gets the same right. The decision came after arrests of women testing the ordinance on the subways. A transit police spokesman said they would comply with the new rule, but "if they were violating any other rules, like sitting on a subway bench topless smoking a cigarette, then we would take action." Smoking is not allowed in the subways.
Someone wrote LoonyLaws.com to claim -- Also in NYC, it is illegal to buy alcohol before noon on Sundays.