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Bessent: Nude sunbathing ends on Fire Island, but there's still room for toplessness

At a beach on Fire Island with nude,

(Credit: Daniel Goodrich)

Mother nature and human nature have ended nude sunbathing on Fire Island.

That’s too bad, although it probably had to happen.

Certain beaches on the island have been hospitable to nudity for decades, even though baring all in public is against the law in New York. That wink-and-a-nod will end this summer, according to authorities of the Fire Island National Seashore, which shares jurisdiction...

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