New York, Aug 24 (ANI): People strolling in the newly opened High Line urban park near The Standard hotel are witnessing free peep show as randy guests at the hotel are performing sex acts in front of the floor-to-ceiling hotel windows.
Neighbours have complained that they've seen men masturbating, professional porn films being shot and couples engaging in sex in full view of the stunning High Line park path running alongside.
"That crazy kind of behaviour is completely unnecessary," the New York Post quoted Bobby Shoule, 37, of Queens, the father of a 15-month-old daughter as saying.
"I've seen a few porn shoots -- three dudes walking around a hotel room with cameras and lights filming a couple," said Joe, a manager at the next-door Brass Monkey.
"I've seen at least 10 different people having sex. Saturday nights are the best time for the show," he added.
While the hotel's Facebook page encourages people to "exercise your inner exhibitionist" and share "your intimate and explicit photos", its Web site beckons, "Whatever you do, just make sure the shots are HOT and that you get them to us in whichever way you can. It's all about sex all the time, and you're our star."
Some unhappy passers-by were disgusted, too.
"Recently, I saw a man masturbating in one of the windows," said one person who asked not to be identified.
"That's when it left the funny side and moved to the gross, dark side," the person added.
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn says she hopes to bring the show to an end.
"The alleged actions of The Standard are unacceptable," she said in a statement.
Quinn added that she plans to "follow up . . . to make sure they hear this message from the community." (ANI)