Last week we told you about some wacky laws that are still on the books in Connecticut, so this week it's time to feature laws from New York that you just better follow.

Just to re-cap, here are the 5 laws we found that are still on the books in Connecticut, meaning you can get in some hot water if you should break any of them:

Just remember, most of these haven't been enforced for years, and I can't imagine anyone ever getting in trouble for breaking one of these laws, but years ago, when they were first introduced, there must have been a reason.

So here are the New York laws, and remember you may actually be breaking the law if your caught doing any of these. Here are five of the craziest I could find:


  • 1

    Flirting can result in a $25 fine

    This one should be based on what type of "flirt" we're dealing with. The lamer the line, the bigger the fine.

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  • 2

    A person may not walk around on Sundays with an ice cream cone in his/her pocket.

    There had to be something real shady going on to put this law on the books. Here's what I found. According to, there were once blue laws against eating ice cream on Sundays. So theoretically, sweet-toothed outlaws would pocket their vanilla cones to hide them from passing policemen.

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  • 3

    Slippers are not to be worn after 10:00 PM

    Now I could see not being allowed to wear your slippers after 10:00 AM for safety reasons, but after 10:00 PM? I guess nothing good comes out of having slippers on in the late night hours.

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  • 4

    A license must be purchased before hanging clothes on a clothesline

    What once was looked upon as an eye-sore in a neighborhood, is now is looked upon as eco-friendly. Time to get this law off the books.

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  • 5

    It’s against the law to run a puppet show in a window

    According to, Section 10-114 of the city administrative code cracks down on those who use “any window or open space of any house for any performance of puppet or other figures.” The penalty for perpetrating puppetry is up to a $25 fine and 30 days in jail.

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