From the Daily News:
A Queens jiggle joint contends it's being squeezed out of its Long Island City location by the city as part of a bigger push to scrub New York of its adult entertainment hotspots.
"This would absolutely shutter them," said Joan Toro, a lawyer for Scandals. "If people want to get lap dances, they should be able to get lap dances."
The suit by the topless club near the Queensboro Bridge accuses the city of making zoning changes that are shrinking the 21 districts where strip clubs can operate.
I don't have a problem with this, per se, as it was a mistake to allow them at the gateway to Queens in the first place. However, I do have a problem with the City's double standard of saying that they can't change zoning to something that doesn't conform to the existing stock.
In other words, if you can rezone all of Willets Point or Hunters Point from manufacturing to residential, then you surely can change an R4 to an R4B in Maspeth or Woodside. However, we are repeatedly told otherwise by City Planning as if we don't notice their hypocrisy.