The City That Never Sleeps! And who said the New York peep show is dead? Elderly residents of a Lower East Side public housing construction say they have been getting an X-rated view of sex parties going on at the Ian Schrager’s fancy Public resort that opened next door in June.
Since the opening guests keep having sex in full view of their houses. Modal. Leonor Fernandez (68) explains “Men are together, women and women are together. They do not even pull down the shades,” She says her grandkids see her in her 10 Stanton St. apartment many times a week. The randy guests do not just get down in beds with the blinds open, either — they are doing it right up against the windows, residents said.”You see them having sex all the time, palms on the window,” said Melissa Santos, a 62-year-old dental assistant who lives in Fernandez’s building. “Not like I am a peeping Girl, but from the corner of my eye, you can see this going on four times a week.
The Schrager Resort is a slick 28-story building at 376-room Chrystie Street inn and it promotes itself as “luxury for many” — although rooms start at around $225 per night — with a rooftop bar that transforms into a late-night hot place.”A resort is supposed to be more than just a place to sleep — it is supposed to make your heart beat faster,” Schrager says in an artsy promo movie for the resort. From what the neighbors have seen, his patrons’ pulses are rushing — with one telling other tenants that she watched a man pleasuring himself at the window.
“He got up, and he had been standing there” masturbating, said tenant leader Debbie Gonzales, 64, recounting the story in the resident.Fernandez’s daughter, Chrisanta, said she’s worried that her mother’s ticker won’t endure the bawdy scenes playing out her window — and all the ruckus created by revelers who line up down the road to get in the bar.”She does not even sleep. My mother is very, very upset — she has heart issues,” she said.At least 47 noise complaints are lodged with 311 contrary to the resort since it opened, city records show.The neighbors said they can not always pull down their blinds or shades since their window air conditioners are running throughout the summer.
“She does not even sleep. My mother is very, very upset — she has heart issues,” she said.At least 47 noise complaints are filed with 311 contrary to the resort since it opened, city records show. The neighbors said they can not always pull down their blinds or shades since their window air conditioners are running throughout the summer.
The city says it can’t do much with their complaints even after consulting with a legal expert. “The question is, if the action is done in public, because when you do it in your house or hotel you are safe” said Manhattan lawyer Lance Fletcher, whose firm handles public-lewdness cases. “The neighbors have gotta close the blinds or look away.”
But Fernandez said hotel management should be the one to block out the indecent views. “Maybe they should put in tinted windows,” she said.
The Public isn’t the only Big Apple hotel whose frisky guests put on free shows: Visitors to the High Line were stunned when The Standard hotel opened in 2009, offering views of racy in-room romps.
The Public hotel did not return a request for comment.
Article source: NYPost.com