City officials say an unknown number of businesses could be forced to change their emphasis -- or. A lawyer for adult businesses that sued over the rules didn't immediately return a telephone call Tuesday evening. City zoning regulations limit where many sex-oriented businesses can operate.38843 Seeking Fun Before Redeployment
But the rules don't apply if at least 60 percent of the business is devoted to new york adult store items. The city says some X-rated enterprises made only "sham" efforts to comply with the percent rule so they could avoid the zoning rules -- selling things like "marital aids" and lingerie which counted as non-adult products, along with a few Kung-Fu movies and Westerns hidden in the back of the store.
Stores like Show World on 8th Avenue, along with others in the Times Square area and the Village, will be given time to comply. But some say the changes can't come soon.
One store that's seen it all and new york adult store several mayors is "Come Again" on Manhattan's Eastside. South-windham-ME sex search an erotic boutique that's been following the rules for more than 30 years.
Yoek gave us a tour of her store where she sells bondage equipment, erotic toys, and role playing costumes.
A judge has sided with the city in its fight to regulate adult bookstores and video stores accused of veiling new york adult store X-rated focus to skirt zoning rules. Stop Faking it! The city says that some sex stores in the city have been illegally dodging a rule which limits the amount of adult material they can have on their shelves. Today, a court said it agrees with the city.
Tom Llamas reports. All rights reserved.
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