Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Residents upset with Astoria S&M club
From the NY Post:
An S&M dungeon that shares a building with a dance academy for young girls in Queens has some parents begging the kinky group to find a new place to get their freak on.
Isabella, a parent who asked that her last name not be used, came across Iron Bell when she started looking for a dance school for her 10-year-old daughter.
A friend recommended Astoria Fine Arts, which, coincidentally, was not far from Isabella’s home. But when she looked up other tenants in the building, the results shocked her.
Since 1998, a city ordinance has barred X-rated businesses from being within 500 feet of schools and residential areas.
So Isabella on Thursday submitted a formal complaint with the city, asking officials to investigate the Iron Bell’s operations, records show.
A spokeswoman for the Buildings Department confirmed the building on 23rd Avenue sits in a residential zone and is registered as a facility for offices and storage. The agency will investigate the X-rated claims.
Well, I'm not going to comment on the proclivities of the Astoria crowd. But just check out this piece of crap across the street!
It took a lot of effort to create something this fugly.
UPDATE: The dungeon was evicted.