Topless women at Times Square - level 2

Topless women at Times Square - level 2

01-09-2015 15:00

Times Square is one of New York’s most famous landmarks. There are many buskers there, too. For example, you can take a picture with Iron Man.

However, there are some buskers who are a bit controversial – topless women. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says that he does not like it and that enough is enough. Some agree with him, but many visitors say that the women should be allowed to stay.

One person said that it is part of the New York experience.

Difficult words: landmark (a famous area of a city), busker (a person who plays music or does something fun in the street to make some money), controversial (people talk about controversial things, and they often disagree with each other).

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