But really, the more interesting part of the bikini baristas lawsuit deals with its First Amendment claim to freedom of expression. Trending Now on NYPost. Painted ladies are the least crazy thing on the block. Andrew Cuomo says they remind him of the bad old days; Mayor Bill de Blasio immediately created a task force to try to ban them. They claim that the ban addresses these "secondary harms," which they argue bikini barista stands allegedly encourage. Everett is fighting for its right to ban these on people who sell coffee. Just another happy customer for me, the Scourge of New York City.
So on Monday night, I stopped one of the performers, Saira, 29, after work.
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A group of teenage boys clamor around me for a photo, and one of them casually brushes his hand across my breast. These guys keep getting criticized as being pimps — with police questioning the girls last week if they were being forced to perform — but honestly they just feel like personal bodyguards. This is not how I expected to feel standing in a thong for seven hours in degree heat in Times Square. Still, they don't address the idea that showing breasts or anal cleft can be an act of radical expression, too. Uprising Is the Most Important Film of Of course, lots of solo male travelers want a picture.