In the past two weeks, multiple readers have sent us emails asking if we had seen a woman walking around the neighborhood topless.
We had not. And we had not seen any photographic evidence of this.
Here is a photo via @AskWass ... who noted in a tweet last evening: "Topless girl is Just wandering the east village on this lovely Thursday."
One reader believes that she is simply reminding people that women have the same right as men to appear topless in public. (We don't know for sure if that is her intention. If she would like to contact us via the EV Grieve email ...)
In fact, it has been legal for woman to go topless in New York City since 1992.
A reader passed along this photo from outside Whole Foods on Union Square ...
And via @michalmeer1 ... on Second Avenue two weeks ago...
Updated: 3:27 Friday ...
Racked roving photographer Atisha Paulson caught up with the woman, Moira Johnston, yesterday in Union Square ... and interviewed her about her ensemble... Find the interview here. ...
Bonus Q-and-A excerpt:
Can you tell us a little bit about your outfit?
I'm going topless today. It's to raise awareness that's it's legal for woman to be topless anywhere a guy can be without a shirt since 1992 here in New York State.