According to the NYPD Deputy Commissioner of Public Information, Paul Browne, when questioned about the legality of women going topless in New York: "The state's highest court established long ago that women have the same right as men to appear topless in public." Thank you @kami for the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1UA4vt36x0&feature=share Apparently this has been legal in New York since 1992 (provided women are not using their breasts for commerce.) I'd like to hear your opinions on this. I personally bip and beep with happiness knowing that at least some part of America is embracing this idea of equality, even if I didn't know about it until today. You learn new things all the time and I'm happy to have been enlightened. I hope that other states adapt similar policies. For those of you who are concerned and have not watched the video or done any googling, the woman who has prompted my posting has not reported any cases of sexual harassment. I will hold off on any comments regarding my opinions on women's breasts and sexuality for the moment.