By Gabriela Resto-Montero
MIDTOWN — A group of strippers traded their poles for snow shovels Wednesday in a topless attempt at clearing Times Square sidewalks. But police were having none of that, and ordered the nearly-naked ladies back inside.
The NYPD reminded the troupe from the Cheetah Club — who wore stilettos and unbuttoned jackets revealing nothing but bare skin underneath — that Times Square was a now a family neighborhood.
"There were tourists and kids," said Bruce Lynn, a spokesman for the West 43rd Street club. "But the firemen liked it, and the sanitation workers liked it."
The strippers said they were just attempting to do their civic duty.
"We're here helping the mayor clean the city up," said a dancer, who called herself Giselle, who stood with six of her colleagues in the bone-chilling cold.