Tourists annoyed by naked ladies in Times Square – NSFW


 

An out-of-control influx of near-naked women jockeying for tips has turned Times Square into the XXX-Roads of the World — shocking children and incensing legions of tourists and New Yorkers alike.The expanding cadre of topless talent — wearing only a thong, a thin layer of paint and a smile — fight it out with the usual cast of amateur Buzz Lightyears and Spider-Men for souvenir photographs at $10 to $20 a pop.

 

“It’s inappropriate,” fumed Odessa Leitch, 38, watching the provocative parade of ladies with her 12-year-son and 3-year-old daughter at her side.

 

“Oooh,” added her stunned son, Tyler George, “there are little kids around here.”Painted Ladies of Times SquareNY Daily NewsLast summer, random Saturday tallies of near-naked women in the area found 21 working between May 24 and Aug. 2.

An out-of-control influx of near-naked women jockeying for tips has turned Times Square into the XXX-Roads of the World — shocking children and incensing legions of tourists and New Yorkers alike.

The expanding cadre of topless talent — wearing only a thong, a thin layer of paint and a smile — fight it out with the usual cast of amateur Buzz Lightyears and Spider-Men for souvenir photographs at $10 to $20 a pop.

“It’s inappropriate,” fumed Odessa Leitch, 38, watching the provocative parade of ladies with her 12-year-son and 3-year-old daughter at her side.

 

Last summer, random Saturday tallies of near-naked women in the area found 21 working between May 24 and Aug. 2. This year, between May 30 and July 14, their numbers nearly doubled to 40 as the line between tasteful nudity and blatant exhibitionism became ever blurrier.

Most of the ladies, in a patriotic show of pulchritude, sport the American flag across their breasts — but a growing number of critics aren’t saluting their multicolored mammaries.

A child points to the naked female performers as they roam around Times Square looking for tourists to take photos with them to garner tips.
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  • Naked female performers roam around Times Square looking to take photos with tourists in order to garner tips. The Quality of Life issue is being tested with all these naked performers, Naked Cowboys and Cowgirls, Disney Characters, and Super Heroes.
  • Naked female performers roam around Times Square looking to take photos with them to garner tips. The Quality of Life issue is being tested with all these naked performers, Naked Cowboys and Cowgirls, Disney Characters, and Super Heroes.(Richard Harbus for New York Daily News)
  • Tourists take photos of Naked female performers as they roam around Times Square to garner tips. The Quality of Life issue is being tested with all these naked performers, Naked Cowboys and Cowgirls, Disney Characters, and Super Heroes.
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Gripers says the women are shakedown artists, aggressively trying to collect a tip in return for a brief Broadway photo op.

“I understand New York is all about self-expression,” said Parfait Mutimura, a New York banker who objected to the topless troupe working Saturday.

“But there are a lot of kids out here,” he said. “They could keep these women in a different spot, away from the Disney characters, but they wouldn’t make as much money. That’s what this is about, right?”

Even the Naked Cowboy has seen enough.

“There’s so many boobs,” sighed Robert John Burck, “you don’t look at them anymore.”

Over two days, the topless ladies were spotted repeatedly surrounding groups of tourists — seemingly ignoring the presence of children.

Those who work with the women acknowledge they can ill afford to sit back and wait to be approached.

'There’s so many boobs,' sighs The Naked Cowboy, Robert John Burck. 'You don’t look at them anymore.'

 

This year, between May 30 and July 14, their numbers nearly doubled to 40 as the line between tasteful nudity and blatant exhibitionism became ever blurrier.Most of the ladies, in a patriotic show of pulchritude, sport the American flag across their breasts — but a growing number of critics aren’t saluting their multicolored mammaries.

 

Even the Naked Cowboy has seen enough. “There’s so many boobs,” sighed Robert John Burck, “you don’t look at them anymore.”

 

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