Springfield Gardens residents are turning up the heat on the owner of an under-construction motel they believe will become a haven for drugs, prostitution and gangs.
Dozens of protesters car pooled from the motel site Monday evening to the Great Neck, L.I., home of Saleish Gandhi, who according to city Buildings Department records, owns the property on Springfield Blvd. and North Conduit Ave.
Springfield Gardens residents rally outside sex motel owner's home
City Councilman James Sanders Jr. (D-Laurelton), who has been spearheading local protests, noted that Gandhi has a history of operating "hot-sheet motels" that offer hourly rates.
"We're slowing the construction down," Sanders' aide Donovan Richards said of the rallies. "A lot of [Gandhi's] neighbors came out to support us."
For the past month as many as 50 protesters have gathered three-times a week at the motel site.
On Monday protesters, chanting slogans, marched in front of Gandhi's home overlooking Little Neck Bay and the Throgs Neck Bridge. They also left flyers on the property and on a car parked in the driveway.
Ah, shady Queens developers. They all live in Great Neck, don't they?