Sunday, December 10, 2017

Pols call for closure of Show Palace

27 comments:

JQ LLC said...

Nice gams on the chick that popped up before this press conference.

Sure, show palace will go down, but 5 more will take it's place. Lot of horny hard up guys out there, and that includes sexually frustrated husbands.

JQ LLC said...

What's with the protest signs in the background? It looks like a condemnation of the hypocrisy of, feigned outrage and selective enforcement by the elected officials that ignored the debauchery for years.

georgetheatheist said...

Why not name names of the owners?

Mob?

georgetheatheist said...

Addresses too.

Anonymous said...

Jimmy at a photo opp again...what a shock

Joe Moretti said...

Aren't there actually much more pressing issues to get to, address and solve. This is just the typical look here while I do what I actually want while you are being distracted by bullshit like this. Places like this have been in LIC before it was billed as LIC. So what about other areas with all kind of awful shit that really affects people's quality of life, like getting to work on time or all the bullshit in places like SE Queens that are ignored for decades.

Anonymous said...

They only do this when developers (read campaign donors) which have a new piece of property nearby that they want to quickly fill. Remember Racks in Steinway - in the middle of nowhere but next to the building on that toxic former bus garage 'funded' by a consortium of Astoria 'insiders'?

Try calling these people for any real chronic problems in your community and you get rude staff that act like colonial functionaries from back in the day whom treat you like a local peasant - and in the mail a newsletter with over-sized picture after picture of your beaming local politician, not unlike a colonial official handing out candy and surrounded by happy villagers - with information pitched at the grade level of a graduate from a Bangladeshi grammar school.

Anonymous said...

We need to get rid of the City Council !
We should go back to the Board of Estimate.

Queens Crapper said...

The Board of Estimate and the City Council governed the City together. The City Council replaced the Board of Aldermen.

Anonymous said...

We need to get rid of the City Council !
We should go back to the Board of Estimate.
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Maybe we need civics taught in schools again - that should take care of most of this bullshit.

Anonymous said...

Looks like the owners of Show Palace didn't donate to the assembled politicians election campaigns.

Anonymous said...

If it was a Gay friendly strip/sex club I wonder how many Politicians would object?

Anonymous said...

JVB is only working for the developers. LIC is Hot and running out of space to build. That den of sin has been there for 11 years and nothing was ever done to close it . Now that JVB is being offered tons of
Money from these developers action will finally be taken . He's also in the running for Council Speaker. What a coincidence !

Anonymous said...

I am actually shocked that Queens politicians actually took time out of their literal song and dance routines that they do this time of year (who put it in these people's minds that we were interested in their musical abilities [or lack thereof]) to pretend that they were interested in moral decay (topless bars, prostitution, massage parlors, oh the humanity). These places have operated out in the open for decades if not centuries and politicians have looked the other way, and maybe indirectly have profited from them. God what a BS place Queens County is.

Anonymous said...

Land grab for a developer through selective outrage. Typical libs. Look at the elizabeth street garden. It was designated for low income housing. The libs didn't want any of "them" in the neighborhood. They screamed about livability over affordability. They got low income seniors........ hope there are a couple of senior crack heads in the group to giv thm th proper nyc perspective
. Phony fuckin libs.

Anonymous said...

How about just reducing the # of seats in the city council say to 25 ? That could save the tax payer some dough.

OAR said...

As a resident who lives 3 blocks away I will be happy to see it go. It has not been here for 11 years.. there are have been quite a few incidents ther, especially in the last year or two with the prostitution the latest. There have been several shooting too. This is a bad apple that needs to go. It would be a perfect place for live music.

georgetheatheist said...

I must commend the next door property owner. He's painted over on the grey fence all the graffiti. Bravo.

Anonymous said...

Prostitution???
Jeez, I wonder why these assembled politicians aren't protesting the invasion of so called "Spas" in all areas of Queens?

QB resident said...

Is this seriously a problem? If you don't like these clubs then don't go in them. There are more important issues the City Council should be addressing like how they are completely at the mercy of REBNY and don't seem to care that we are being overpopulated by overdevelopment, which is why schools and subways are a mess.

Tommy Efreeti said...

Ah, I miss the grit of the old days. Fewer and fewer clubs for a young chap to get out to in the City (decent ones, anyway). There's a few very shitty ones left in West Maspeth. Such is greed-ification, hurray. I think it'll become like the situation in Hong Kong - out of sight, out of mind, so-called "1-women brothels" advertising surreptitiously to people canny enough to peruse the right digital backspaces. Strip clubs being what they are, they always attracted the wrong crowd anyway - less horny adults, more liquored up young chumps. I always thought it was a hoot when I'd see a couple of Orthodox creeps slinking in!! hahaha...

These places will inevitably be "zoned" out of existence due to being within 100' of a school/day-care/residence/whatever. Not much of value will be lost, really - but not much of value will be gained for long-time residents, either.

Anonymous said...

What about Gallagher's?

Anonymous said...

https://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20170808/long-island-city/chocolate-factory-theater-new-building-38-29-24th-st

That is Sheila Lewandowski - Van Bramer's wanna-be replacement on City Council. Meanwhile Rodgers who actually runs the theater is nowhere to be found.

Anonymous said...

Try calling these people for any real chronic problems in your community and you get rude staff that act like colonial functionaries from back in the day whom treat you like a local peasant - and in the mail a newsletter with over-sized picture after picture of your beaming local politician, not unlike a colonial official handing out candy and surrounded by happy villagers - with information pitched at the grade level of a graduate from a Bangladeshi grammar school.

Or how about calling them for help with any government benefits for elderly or disabled people? The attitudes are a bit much coming from what are generally Dreamer aliens who are not citizens.

r said...

We're shocked, SHOCKED! to find this going on in our district! Round up the usual suspects!
Make sure this pic gets in my newsletter next to the visit to the STEM school and the Senior Center!
BTW where is Simotas? She never misses a sex/morality based event......

Also still love that portable plug-in podium--perfect for an impromptu morality event.

ron s said...

We're shocked, SHOCKED! to find this going on in our district! Round up the usual suspects!
Make sure this pic gets in my newsletter next to the visit to the STEM school and the Senior Center!
BTW where is Simotas? She never misses a sex/morality based event......

Also still love that portable plug-in podium--perfect for an impromptu morality event.

georgetheatheist said...

How come it was a New York State Senate event (i.e. Gianaris is the Big Macher) and not a City Council show boat (i.e. Van Bramer)? Did they flip a coin beforehand for the lectern set-up rights?