People have such short memories. Time was when the whole economy of Times Square centered on catching a glimpse of a breast in some "out of the way" place.
Now, a mom from Brooklyn is claiming Toys R Us employees harassed her for breastfeeding in the store. The company claims their employees were just pointing out the availability of a nursing lounge downstairs.
What's the real story, you wonder? Is it possible that tourist-weary wage slaves in a Times Square megastore might be--oh, I don't know--surly and rude and less than fully versed in New York's nursing rights?
And is it possible that the mom--oh wait, what's that? She's a "high ranking official" in La Leche League? If that designation even makes sense [does it?], isn't this exactly the kind of grand media moment la Generalissima Lactivista might have been waiting--or looking--for? Misión alcanzada!
I'm guessing the truth lies somewhere in between. In the mean time, the folks at Gothamist are having a furious time commenting about it.
Uh oh, Toys R Us goes up against breastfeeding moms [gothamist via dt reader eric]