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Manhattan Stuyvesant town residents insist you no longer scantily sunbathe in their park.



Making headlines in the land of the discontented and the quest for proper manners is the bitter feud that has erupted amongst residents of Manhattan’s Stuyvesant town, a well to do enclave and those who dare to scantily sunbathe in a local playground.

According to some local parents the recent abundance of scantily clad sunbathers has effectively pushed the boundaries of what makes for proper decorum.

Tells one anonymous parent in a blog post:

‘….the sunbathers have effectively pushed out the kids who wanted access to that playground,’

‘What was more absurd is that yesterday was on the chilly side, making these self-entitled yahoos look very stupid indeed. This playground should NOT be used for playground.

‘We’ve heard that complaints were made, and now it’s time for management to.. show some balls. Think of the children!’

Yet the students who live amongt them think their fellow residents are simply being too self precocious.

Tells Hofstra graduate, Katie Friedman:

”A body’s a body, and they need to get over themselves,’

‘I pay just as much rent as they do. Just because I don’t have a child doesn’t mean I shouldn’t be able to be here.’

Which is to say Katie may indeed have a point especially if one is paying the going rate of $3555 (for a one bedroom apartment) to live in the well to do enclave. Bearing in mind Katie may be one of the many students the development has been aggressively advertising to come and move into the private enclave in the first place.

Nevertheless some tenants are not taking it in stride, point in case, Susan Steinberg, the head of the tenants association who is demanding two piece bathing suits be outlawed.

‘This used to be a very strait-laced community,’┬átells Susan Steinberg to ┬áthe NY Post. ‘The sunbathing is tasteless, it’s not very classy, and it doesn’t belong in a mixed residential development.’

But then again define classy and tasteful?

Kids what do you think? Is Susan being a bit of a terrorist or should the students who have flocked to the enclave be allowed to enjoy the field as they see fit bearing in mind that a touch of decorum may in the end go a long way?

Then again what is it about side boobs that makes some of us uncomfortable in the first place…?

above image found here



  1. This isn’t an issue of swimsuits…It’s an issue of the space is a PLAYGROUND with clearly posted signs indicating the rules (IE. no adults allowed inside without accompanying a child). Stop twisting it into an issue of showing skin vs. violating a widely used rule, even by our city’s own playgrounds…Self entitled college students think the rules do not apply to them and walk with their headphones on and heads up their a$$es.

  2. I cannot believe there are Puritans in NYC. Get real. Young ladies in bikinis are not going to traumatize your children. If they learn at a young age that the “body is just a body”, accept their sexuality, then they won’t grow up with hang ups, or act like the idiot American tourists who gawk at the topless ladies at European beaches.

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