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Bill de Blasio

Times Square topless women to be restricted

The fate of the topless women in Times Square, who have titillated tourists and outraged editorial boards on their way to becoming tabloid sensations, became clearer Thursday as a City Hall task force recommended that they be restricted to one portion of the famous intersection. The women, known as desnudas, often wear just body paint, a thong and a flirtatious smile as they ask for money to pose with passersby. As their numbers grew over the summer, the city's tabloids took note and splashed the women on the front page even as they called for their removal. Mayor Bill de Blasio, though careful to note that the women had a legal right to be there, vowed to better regulate the...