Illegal bikers terrorize Manhattan neighborhood - New York News

Illegal bikers terrorize Manhattan neighborhood

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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

Streets on the Upper West Side of Manhattan were shut down by a pack of ATV and motorcycle bandits to perform stunts and tricks for a dead friend.

It happened along two blocks of Broadway in Washington Heights on Sunday afternoon.

The bikers forced traffic to stop in the area of the Ortiz Funeral Home for about 20 minutes.

The riders did donuts, wheelies and other tricks while traffic came to a stand-still.

A source told Fox 5's Lisa Evers that it was all to honor a 21-year-old's wake that was being held inside the building.

People who live in the area were not amused and were wondering why the police did nothing to stop it.

Fox 5 News reached out to the NYPD for comment. Monday night it issued a statement saying: "We are aware of the video, but not sure of the origin. There has been no formal complaints with police, however the precinct commander will monitor the situation."

St. Sen. Adriano Espaillat told Fox 5 that it shows that motorcycle groups are still a problem and this latest incident shows why the NYPD should require permits for large gatherings of members.

The incident happened near a well publicized incident where a driver was pulled from his SUV and beaten after running over a biker who was involved in a group of riders not following traffic laws on the West Side Highway.

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