NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Coney Island’s revitalization plan does not include a nude beach.
City officials are shooting down a request from the American Association for Nude Recreation to establish a swimsuit-optional section at the “People’s Playground.”
A spokesman for the association said a nude beach in the city would attract more Europeans and out-of-state tourists — especially since it is easily accessible by mass transit.
Right now, the closest nude beaches are at Sandy Hook, N.J. and Fire Island, L.I.
However, there is nothing to prevent a woman from going topless at city beaches. State courts have ruled that they are entitled to do exactly what men do.
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