Sunday, July 11, 2010

Billboard blackout!

From the Times Ledger:

The risqué lady who had been causing quite a stir for Rosedale homeowners and passing motorists has left the building.

The infamous billboard that featured a scantily clad woman that hung above the Platinum Club at 248-58 Rockaway Blvd. was taken down two weeks ago, according to City Councilman James Sanders (D-Laurelton). The billboard, which was legal, has the woman painted over from head to toe in black paint.

“The nearly nude woman has been spray-painted over. She has become invisible. She cannot be seen by the naked eye, at least outside the club,” he said.

The club’s managers were evicted by the owner of the building in April after failing to pay the rent for two months. For more than a year, the councilman and community groups protested outside the strip club, demanding that it take down the sign.

Sanders and Nassau County legislator Jeff Toback filed a nuisance lawsuit against the Platinum Club’s owners and Community Board 13 voted to prohibit the club’s owners from renewing their liquor license.

Without being able to sell liquor, the club lost tremendous business and was forced to shut down, Sanders said.

The councilman called the sign’s removal a victory for southeast Queens residents and a reminder to any business owner who wants to bring lewd trade to the community.

4 comments:

Queens Teacher said...

Good.

ew-3 said...

I did some volunteer IT work at a school in MA. I was directed not to put in any porn blocking software on the library computers which were available to 1st graders...

Anonymous said...

Were you given some sort of reason why you were directed not put in any porn blocking software? Like maybe they had plans to tend to that or something and it didn't include your work? Or do you just want to let it hang out there like that so that the folks here can say such expected crap like "typical liberal bureaucratic progressive bullshit" and the like, or "it must mean that the school system in MA encourages kids to look at porn" Better get Bill O'Reilly on this case, pal.

ew-3 said...

Not that it matters, but the person running the library where the software was installed just hated any type of restrictions. I actually tried to gently explain what she was permitting. Didn't matter.
And no, there was no plan for any future restriction.