From The Real Deal:
TC Queens Entertainment, owner of the topless nightclub Scandals located in the shadow of the Queensboro Bridge, claims in the lawsuit filed Jan. 15 in New York State Supreme Court that the city is limiting the number of areas where clubs can set up shop or remain, by first legalizing neighborhoods for adult use, then later whittling away at them through subsequent zoning changes.
"The city has engaged in a systematic campaign to shrink the adult zones," the suit says, to "play whack-a-mole with the First Amendment."
The TC Queens lawsuit is an effort to block a Dec. 15 decision by the city Board of Standards and Appeals that makes the Queens Plaza club located at 24-03 Queens Plaza North as currently configured, illegal.
The ruling by BSA gave the Department of Buildings permission to alter the club's certificate of occupancy, thereby making the 100 percent adult use of the club non-conforming.
TC Queens sued the city, as well as DOB, which filed to change the certificate of occupancy and BSA, which ruled in favor of the DOB filing.