A wave of “sex mayhem” has apparently swept through New York, prompting residents to file increasing numbers of noise complaints with a government hotline.
New York is no stranger to noise complaints — New Yorkers file up to 75,000 a month — but new 311 call data obtained by Patch revealed that many recent complaints come from people bothered by the nocturnal adventures of their neighbours.
From February 19, 2021 to February 9 this year, according to the website, the official hotline received 277 complaints of loud sex. Queens produced the most, with 103. Manhattan came second with 66 while Brooklyn produced 55, the Bronx 48 and Staten Island four.
On Cross Bay Boulevard in Queens, 56 complaints have been filed about ‘hippies’ allegedly dressing up as Freddy Krueger, Pennywise and the Easter Bunny while indulging in coital revelry like the theme song to Velveteen Dream, a professional wrestler, exploded in the background.
“They are always there, causing sexual chaos,” a neighbor complained at 6 a.m. one day. “I thought it was too cold outside for an orgy. That’s not stopping this guy.
Another Queens resident said: ‘For the love of god stop these sex addicts… O to R to G to Y. If you can spell and read it’s ‘orgy’.”
In Greenwood Heights, Brooklyn, a resident said he slept during natural disasters, but his neighbor’s activities kept him awake.
“To get an idea of how disruptive they are, I’ve slept through earthquakes and fires in my life…I couldn’t sleep through this,” the resident wrote last April, in a complaint dropped off at 2:45 a.m.
Someone else reported: “[She] makes the bed squeak like it’s an Olympic event.
Another said: “The ceiling is shaking and debris is falling from sex.”
Complaints obtained by Patch also revealed that New Yorkers were unwittingly made aware of chamber narratives aligned with current events.
On Dec. 23 at 11 p.m., for a seasonal example, a resident of East Harlem, Manhattan said, “One guy is singing jingle balls at the top of his lungs… Another person is shouting [‘Y]daddy is coming down my chimney.’”
Last spring, when the federal government handed out Covid-19 stimulus checks as part of the U.S. bailout, a Bronx resident complained at 12:45 a.m.: “Loud banging and moaning. I heard the neighbor say, “How’s that baby STIMMY!” »
In a statement to Patch, NYPD spokeswoman Sophia Mason said the NYPD takes all quality of life complaints seriously.
“[We] will continue to monitor and address all complaints,” she said.