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Fox News reports that the number of nudist resorts in New York state is at its lowest point in more than a decade.
The number of nude beaches in the state has declined by about half, according to a report by the New York State Department of Health.
The state has been struggling to come up with money to maintain its beaches for decades, so now nudist-themed resorts are closing, or even taking on fewer tourists.
But that doesn’t mean that the state is without problems.
A local New York newspaper reported that the city’s nudist laws are being challenged in court.
New York’s law was designed to provide an incentive for people to become nudists, but critics say it also violates the First Amendment by punishing people for simply being naked in public.
The New York City Department of Environmental Conservation said that while it can be difficult to define what constitutes nudity, it is not a crime to be nude in public, according the New Yorker.
And a study by the University of Michigan, published in the journal Archives of Sexual Behavior, found that nudist beaches were associated with fewer rapes than non-nudists.
That’s a problem for people like Amy Fazio, a retired teacher and mom of three who lives in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn.
Fazie says she used to love the area because she wanted to go topless in public but didn’t know how to properly get the right gear.
She said she got topless at the city parks, but didn’ t know how much it would cost to do it.
“I never even knew what I wanted, so I thought, ‘What the hell, I’ll just go home and do it myself,'” Fazi said.
“And it was the only way that I knew how to do that.”
Fazianos husband, Brian, told the New Times that she had the right equipment and the right clothes.
But she said it’s still not enough.
“The reality is, we have to get the law changed so that people can still go out naked,” he said.
Fazzi told Fox News that she wants her children to get out and play in public if they can.
“It’s the best thing that you can do for yourself,” she said.
She also wants to see more nudist centers opened, but said the problem has been with the cities.
“You can’t have a lot of nudists and you can’t get them to stay,” she added.
Frazie told the Times that people should know that a nudist is just like a regular person, who just wants to go out in public and enjoy themselves.
“If they’re going to take their clothes off and do that, they’re doing it because they love it,” she told the newspaper.