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 definions 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.

Convictions are punishable by a fine of up to $500, up to six months in jail, and $155 in court costs.