Mark Brener, the pimp whose prostitute ring ultimately brought down Gov. Eliot Spitzer, lived and started his illicit business in locations across Queens, including addresses in Forest Hills, Kew Gardens Hills, and possibly an apartment in Middle Village.
Spitzer Pimp’s Roots Grow Through Queens Nabes
Yeung said that she immediately began to notice strange activity at the apartment, including various men who would stop by to pick up manila envelopes.
One evening, Yeung heard a woman screaming from inside the apartment, and her son was able to peer inside and saw two men standing over Chen Liang Hui and beating her. The landlord also regularly saw Hui standing at the downstairs front door in a nightgown or robe greeting different men.
Sometimes they would arrive before Hui could open the door for them and would mistakenly ring the landlord's doorbell. When the landlord questioned Cheng and Hui about the suspicious activity, they said that the men were "friends."
Spitzer Prostitution Ring Has Middle Village Roots