A local councilman said he and his "granny brigade" would rather go to jail than let a "hot-sheet motel" open in Springfield Gardens.
Councilman James Sanders (D-Laurelton) vowed to rally again outside the Long Island home of Saleish Gandhi, who plans to open a hotel on N. Conduit Ave., just 100 feet from a local high school.
Heated protests outside home of former hot-sheet motel owner
Gandhi's lawyer told Queens News that the hotel will be part of the Best Western chain, and not a "hot-sheet motel" as community members fear.
Brady conceded his client has run short-stay motels in the past but that the new hotel will cater to travelers passing through nearby Kennedy Airport.
But Sanders said that assurance wouldn't deter him and several elderly residents from staging acts of civil disobedience in front of Gandhi's home.
"Imagine six or seven grandmothers that are willing to get arrested to protect their grandchildren," Sanders said.