2017-12-13 / Features

Urge Shutdown Of Adult Nightclub Show Palace



Following the arrest of five people at the location in a prostitution raid, NYS Senator Michael Gianaris (at podium) and community leaders called for the shutdown of adult nightclub, the Show Palace on December 8. At the urging of community leaders, the State Liquor Authority repeatedly denied Show Palace, formerly known as Gypsy Rose, a liquor license. Show Palace, located at 42-50 21st St. in Long Island City, has since been operating as an all-nude establishment. The adult establishment is operated by the same owners as former Bronx establishment Sin City, which was known for gang activity, shootings and prostitution before its closure. The Senator was joined in his call by City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer (l. of Gianaris), Urban Upbound CEO Bishop Taylor (r.), Community Board 2 District Manager Debbie Markell-Kleinert, Community Board 2 Former District Manager Pat O’Brien, Tenant Association President Carol Wilkins, Tenant Association President Claudia Coger, Deputy Chief of Staff to Assembly Member Cathy Nolan, David Aglialoro, and the 108th Precinct. Gianaris asserted, “Our family-friendly neighborhood is no place for a sex-based business with a long record of violence, drug sales and prostitution. This place has been a thorn is our community’s side for years and I will continue to protest this unwelcome establishment until its doors are closed.” Following the arrest of five people at the location in a prostitution raid, NYS Senator Michael Gianaris (at podium) and community leaders called for the shutdown of adult nightclub, the Show Palace on December 8. At the urging of community leaders, the State Liquor Authority repeatedly denied Show Palace, formerly known as Gypsy Rose, a liquor license. Show Palace, located at 42-50 21st St. in Long Island City, has since been operating as an all-nude establishment. The adult establishment is operated by the same owners as former Bronx establishment Sin City, which was known for gang activity, shootings and prostitution before its closure. The Senator was joined in his call by City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer (l. of Gianaris), Urban Upbound CEO Bishop Taylor (r.), Community Board 2 District Manager Debbie Markell-Kleinert, Community Board 2 Former District Manager Pat O’Brien, Tenant Association President Carol Wilkins, Tenant Association President Claudia Coger, Deputy Chief of Staff to Assembly Member Cathy Nolan, David Aglialoro, and the 108th Precinct. Gianaris asserted, “Our family-friendly neighborhood is no place for a sex-based business with a long record of violence, drug sales and prostitution. This place has been a thorn is our community’s side for years and I will continue to protest this unwelcome establishment until its doors are closed.”

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