Neighbors want parking ban to stop sex

April 23, 2012 at 4:40 PM

NEW YORK, April 23 (UPI) -- Residents of a New York neighborhood say they want to ban street parking on weekend nights to prevent people from having sex in parked cars.

The residents along West 30th Street between Seventh and Eighth avenues in Midtown said patrons of nearby clubs Rebel NYC and The Parlour Midtown have been having sex in the backseats of their cars while parked on their block, the New York Post reported Monday.

The group won the support of Community Board 5, which is now lobbying the city to enforce a ban on street parking in the area on weekend nights.

"There's all kinds of problematic activity going on, like noise, violence, sexual activity and drug use," said Raju Mann, head of Community Board 5's Transportation Committee.

A spokesman for the city said the request is being reviewed by the city Department of Transportation.

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