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Sun Dec 9, 2012, 06:01 PM

Great Neck (NY) bans front yard clotheslines

Great Neck to residents: We don't want to see your underwear.

Clotheslines have been clotheslined in the Village of Great Neck, where trustees concerned about the sight of wet laundry hanging along village streets voted this week to ban the devices from front yards.

"We're embarrassed there is a need for this," Mayor Ralph Kreitzman said as he introduced the legislation at Tuesday night's board meeting, where it passed unanimously.

The new law prohibits clotheslines in front yards and closer than 10 feet to any property line, and carries a maximum $1,000 fine, 15 days in jail or both. Backyard clotheslines remain legal.

http://www.newsday.com/long-island/towns/great-neck-bans-front-yard-clotheslines-1.4298075

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 06:04 PM

1. my cousin lived in a gated community in TN because she said all the cute little houses had

rusted out abandoned cars with weeds running through them and union jack flags for curtains.
Neither, of course was allowed where she lived.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 06:25 PM

2. Heaven forbid

People should put up a clothesline where the sun shines. Or, for people who have little to no backyard--f those people. I'm baffled by people who are offended by underwear. It's not even a person wearing underwear. Just the underwear itself. What do they do in a clothing store? Avert their eyes and walk quickly to pass the lingerie aisle?

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 06:27 PM

3. They're great for hiding junk cars and other debris.

They may want to rethink this.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 06:33 PM

4. Clothes lines in the front yard it Great Neck??GREAT NECK??

The average modest suburban house in Great Neck must be about $1.5M. Could only be somebody with a personal or political axe to grind.

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Response to marybourg (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 06:40 PM

7. Sounds like baloney to me. People in Great Neck have dryers in their houses...

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #7)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 08:15 PM

13. some people prefer to hand wash and air dry some clothes

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Response to JI7 (Reply #13)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 12:52 AM

15. most handwashed stuff is underwear. it strains credulity that people would dry their underwear

in front of their houses. esp. in a place like great neck...

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Response to marybourg (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 07:38 PM

11. My first thought as well

Who in fuck is hanging their clothes out in Great Neck?

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Response to alcibiades_mystery (Reply #11)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 08:10 PM

12. An ideologue or someone with a gripe.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 06:33 PM

5. People can hang their clothes out in front of their homes and they are

NOT stolen??

Not in my city, lol. If it's within view and not bolted down, it's considered free for the taking. Heck, around here they'd steal the clothesline, too.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 06:35 PM

6. What's ON their clotheslines

could sure make it easy to decide if you wanna ask 'em out or not.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 06:46 PM

8. The Amish around here string their clothes line on pulleys between

the second floor of their house to a treetop or their barn.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 07:29 PM

9. A village has more authority to make rules.....

at least in NY state.

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Response to Historic NY (Reply #9)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 07:34 PM

10. if the majority vote for it then i got no problem with the village making rules

 

Though i wouldnt live there myself.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 08:17 PM

14. The whole obsession with outlawing clotheslines the last few years is absurd. (nt)

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 12:55 AM

16. If they have backyards

the backyard is better. In the front yard the clothes are more easily stolen.
The odor of sun dried clothes is so nice and line drying doesn't beat them up like dryers.

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