Coney Island Nude Beach? New York Says No Thanks


The American Association for Nude Recreation is lobbying for the creation of a nude beach near Coney Island, but the city of New York - home to Eliot Spitzer, Anthony Wiener and (at least for now) Dominique Strauss Kahn - isn't quite ready to drop trow.

The New York Post reports that the Parks Department does not wish to put a nude beach anywhere near Coney Island or change the laws that make disrobing in public illegal. For those keeping track, wearing pasties in the Mermaid parade is still totally legal.

The AANR, which is run out of a (wait for it) strip mall in Kissimmee, Florida, (Call 1-800-TRY-NUDE!) lobbies on behalf of what it describes as the $400 million global nude recreation industry. According to the AANR, there are 270 clothes-free resorts in the US - those are hotels and RV parks, not beaches. (Click here to find out what the best nude beaches are in the world.)

Who goes to these places? Never the ones you'd hope.

As the nice lady from Salt Lake City gently points out in this video, not everyone goes to the gym often enough. Prudence has its place.

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