Monday, July 9, 2012
Haven still a no-tell motel
From the Forum:
Neighbors claim that prostitution and drug deals at a Rego Park motel have intensified in the last two months since a crackdown on two other problem motels.
As far back as 2005, residents on 68th Avenue behind the Haven Motel complained about illicit activity spilling out of the location and onto their street.
In March, the Queens District Attorney and NYPD shut down two motels—one in Jamaica and one in Kew Gardens—for allegedly welcoming prostitution.
Police swept through Kew Motor Inn and the Par Central Motor Inn, making arrests.
Neighbors of the Haven said that’s right when they started finding condoms littering their street, drugs being exchanged and men seeking sex.
“I’m not going to be the moral police of people who do rendezvous. To me, that’s not my complaint. But when I see what looks like a drug deal going down, that’s another story,” said Richard Slizeski who lives on the block behind the motel. “When I see what clearly seems to be a bad arrangement of a prostitution deal going down and then screaming and yelling at each other as he’s trying to make his way to the car and her chasing him in the middle of the street at one in the morning—where’s our quality of life?”