The city on Tuesday prevailed in its two-decade long legal fight to curtail the adult entertainment industry, winning a decision in New York State's Court of Appeals that bans adult businesses from most residential and commercial districts. The decision culminates an effort begun by Mayor Rudy Giuliani in the mid s to rein in the industry, which proliferated in places like Times Square and became a symbol of the urban decay that once gripped the city. Five of six appellate judges ruled in favor of the ban, with one abstaining.
When the New York Court of Appeals ruled to uphold a zoning regulation barring the sale or performance of "sexually explicit materials or activities" in June it signaled the end for New York City's once-flourishing porn industry, a lawyer representing the city's remaining porn businesses said. On June 6 the court ruled that the zoning regulations do not violate store owners' first amendment rights. That ordinance barred any "adult establishment" from most types of zoning found in New York City.
At this friendly sex-toy boutique—run by women and skewed toward women—browsers are encouraged to handle all manner of buzzing, wriggling and bendable playthings, including the famed Rabbit Pearl vibrator. The shop also stocks a huge variety of condoms and hosts frank sex-ed classes on a variety of subjects. Billed as the first sex shop for women, by women, Eve's Garden strives to steer female sexuality away from penis-shaped straws and subpar vibrators.
By Gabrielle Fonrouge and Bernadette Hogan. July 23, am Updated July 24, am. New York became the first state in the nation to empower revenge-porn victims to get their intimate images yanked off the Internet, thanks to a bill championed for nearly two years by The Post that was signed into law Tuesday.
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This March 6,file photo shows a detail from a neon sign above a strip club in New York's Times Square. But a lawyer who represents several X-rated shops said in an unsuccessful petition to the U. Supreme Court last month that if the city went ahead with long-delayed enforcement, it could put her clients out of business. Several dozen of the adult establishments are still hinging their hopes on freedom-of-speech legal challenges, she said.
At its peak in NovemberBlockbuster employed 84, people worldwide, including about 58, in the United States and about 25, in other countries, and had 9, stores in total, with more than 4, of these in the US. Competition from the Netflix mail-order service, Redbox automated kiosks, and video on demand services, as well as poor leadership, were major factors in Blockbuster's eventual demise. Blockbuster began to lose significant revenue during the s, and the company filed for bankruptcy protection in
Underneath the Gowanus Expressway, in an area generously included in Sunset Park but really not much more than a detritus-strewn, completely forgotten, and rarely traversed stretch of 3rd Avenue, sit a curious collection of shops, glass windows and brick walls routinely rattled as wheelers hurtle by just 10 feet above. Along on a stretch between 39th and 24th Streets, there are eight of these shops, a rate of nearly one per block. They're sex shops, like the ones you could once find in Times Square. More importantly, how do these places, with a clearly dying business model, sustain themselves?