Cuomo says women called “desnudas” (Spanish for “naked”) who pose topless for photos in Times Square are breaking the law. The women, who wear paint, thongs and patriotic accessories, pose with visitors and charge for photos. Although being topless is legal in New York, forceful loitering and panhandling are not, according to state law. Cuomo:
This activity is illegal and needs to be stopped. This is supposed to be a tourist attraction, family friendly, the new New York symbol.