Tag Archives: Indecent exposure

(In)decent exposure

On a hot August evening in 2005, after an art opening at a Lower East Side studio, Phoenix Feeley stepped outside for some fresh air. She then did something that would lead to her arrest, a stint at Bellevue psychiatric hospital, multiple court appearances, and ultimately a $29,000 settlement: she unzipped the top of her […]

See Topless Woman? Just Move On, Police Are Told

In the cold of February, as New York City police officers gathered for their daily orders at roll call, they were given a rather unusual command, for both its timing and its substance: If they happened upon a topless woman, they were not to arrest her. The command was read at 10 consecutive roll calls. […]