CBS New York
December 6, 2012

From December 1937’s Popular Mechanics, “New Inventions” column. (Photo by By Todd Ehlers, via Wikimedia Commons)

Officials in Great Neck don’t want you airing out your dirty laundry – or clean laundry for that matter.

The village board has banned the hanging of laundry on front lawns, making it a violation punishable by up to $1,000 and 15 days in jail.

Some residents say they never realized it was a problem.

“The whole time I’ve been here, I’ve never seen that. That’s a surprise,” said Martha Curtis.

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