From the Queens Courier:
Roosevelt Avenue has a problem with prostitution, say local officials who last year announced a campaign against promoting sex for sale. Moreno, now in his 70s, said he went undercover as a "John" as recently as last year. It's a personal battle - police officials say he has no official role in their vice operations.
Instead, Moreno said, he brings cops first-hand information about brothels.
“My friends on the Community Board ask, 'Ralph, are you crazy?' No, I'm doing good work for the community," he said.