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NYC's long war on storefront porn reaches new tipping point

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FILE - In this March 6, 1998, file photo a pedestrian walks past Peepland on Broadway in New York's Times Square, after a judge concluded the city had...
In this May 9, 2017 photo neon-lighted signs glow in the doorway of the adult store Show World Center, off 42nd Street in New York's Times Square, nea...
In this May 9, 2017 photo pedestrians walk by the adult store Show World Center, off 42nd Street in New York's Times Square, near the Port Authority b...
In this Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, photo, a man looks at a poster in the window of Show World Center, one of Times Square's last surviving pornography bu...
In this Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, photo, people walk past Mixed Emotions Video and Bare Elegance Gentleman's Club and Lounge, in New York's theater dist...
In this Aug. 3, 2017 photo, a sign advertises peep shows for 25 cents Show World Center near Times Square in New York. The city's two-decade legal war...
FILE - This March 6, 1998, file photo shows a detail from a neon sign above a strip club in New York's Times Square photographed after a judge conclud...
FILE - This Oct. 4, 1984 file photo shows porn shops and peep shows in New York's Times Square. New York City's two-decade legal war on storefront por...
FILE - In this Aug. 9, 1979, file photo, people walk past Show World Center at the edge of New York's Times Square. New York City's two-decade legal w...

FILE - In this March 6, 1998, file photo a pedestrian walks past Peepland on Broadway in New York's Times Square, after a judge concluded the city had...

In this May 9, 2017 photo neon-lighted signs glow in the doorway of the adult store Show World Center, off 42nd Street in New York's Times Square, nea...

In this May 9, 2017 photo pedestrians walk by the adult store Show World Center, off 42nd Street in New York's Times Square, near the Port Authority b...

In this Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, photo, a man looks at a poster in the window of Show World Center, one of Times Square's last surviving pornography bu...

In this Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, photo, people walk past Mixed Emotions Video and Bare Elegance Gentleman's Club and Lounge, in New York's theater dist...

In this Aug. 3, 2017 photo, a sign advertises peep shows for 25 cents Show World Center near Times Square in New York. The city's two-decade legal war...

FILE - This March 6, 1998, file photo shows a detail from a neon sign above a strip club in New York's Times Square photographed after a judge conclud...

FILE - This Oct. 4, 1984 file photo shows porn shops and peep shows in New York's Times Square. New York City's two-decade legal war on storefront por...

FILE - In this Aug. 9, 1979, file photo, people walk past Show World Center at the edge of New York's Times Square. New York City's two-decade legal w...

NEW YORK (AP) — New York's two-decade legal war on storefront pornography has reached a new tipping point.

Most of the provocative attractions were swept out years ago from Times Square. But the state's highest Court of Appeals recently issued a decision upholding zoning rules first put in place under former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani.

They could force out many surviving X-rated stores. Several dozen are still counting on freedom-of-speech challenges to stay in business.

Attorney Erica Dubno represents some of the porn shops and says New York "has the tradition of being the freest and most tolerant city in the country." She says the legal restrictions put both the small businesses and freedom of expression in jeopardy.

Dubno is asking the state Court of Appeals to reconsider.


Updated : 2021-05-13 15:21 GMT+08:00