It’s getting nicer out, so the thought might cross your mind to grab an ice cream cone on a lazy Sunday. If your hands are full, don’t even think about putting that cone in your pocket, or you may be committing a crime. In NYC, it is illegal to transport an ice cream cone in a pocket, specifically on Sunday.
Today we’re looking at strange and crazy laws such as this one. Find out what other laws you may be breaking with this list of 10 of the strangest New York state laws.
Many of these laws are referred to as “blue laws,” as described in this TIME article, meaning they are laws remaining in effect from a time when church and state were intertwined. Specifically the “Never On Sunday” laws are prime examples of blue laws.
It is illegal in New York City to use a cellular phone in “any indoor theater, library, museum, gallery, motion picture theater, concert hall or building in which theatrical, musical, dance, motion picture, lecture or other similar performances are exhibited.”
These sources are varied, ranging from legal documents to esteemed publications. However, one must keep in mind that often state governments are updating some of the oldest laws to remove wacky and antiquated ones.