Public Nudity

It shall be unlawful for any person to knowingly, intentionally or recklessly, appear in a state of nudity in a public place.

The Manhattan Code of Ordinances definitions of nudity:

  • Nudity means less than completely or opaquely covering and exposing to view:
    1. Human male or female genitals; or
    2. Any portion of the anal cleft or cleavage of the male or female buttocks. Attire that is insufficient to comply with this requirement includes, but is not limited to, G-strings, T-backs, thongs or any other clothing that does not completely or opaquely cover the anal cleft or cleavage of the male or female buttocks; or
    3. Human male genitals in a discernibly turgid state, even if completely and opaquely covered.

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1. Criminal Damage to Property (CDP)
2. Disorderly Conduct
3. DUI
4. Fake/Fraud Identification
5. Furnishing Alcohol to a Minor
6. Hosting Minors
7. Intoxicated Pedestrian in the Street
8. Liquor License Required
9. Littering
10. Minor in Possession / Consumption of Alcoholic Beverages
11. Mobile Device Use
12. Noise
13. Open Container
14. Parking Citations
15. Possession of Marijuana / Drug Paraphernalia
16. Public Nudity
17. Public Nuisances
18. Resisting Arrest
19. Smoking Indoors
20. Transporting an Open Container
21. Urinating / Defecating upon Public Places