4 December, 2017
Five strippers arrested for prostitution in NYPD raid at Queens strip club
Article witten by SCN. Additional content from nydailynews.com.
The NYPD Vice Squad made five prostitution arrests when they raded at a notorious Queens strip club early Friday morning.
The Vice cops charged into Show Palace on 21st St. near 43rd Ave. in Long Island City just before 4 a.m., police said.
The officers arrested the women, ranging in age from 20- to 35-years-old, authorities said.
"Five girls arrested in one night? That's not a strip club. It's a brothel with music," a police source said.
According to documents the strip club is owned by the same group that owns the Sin City jiggle joint in the Bronx.
That club lost its liquor license in May, following a Daily News exposť that detailed violence, drug sales and allegations of prostitution. In July 2016, nine people were arrested in a drug dealing case.
Captain John Travaglia, Commanding Officer of the 108th Precinct, told the state Liquor Authority that three of the four shootings in the precinct in 2016 were tied to the club.
The liquor licence has not been renewed.
The Friday raid began as an investigation of allegations that the club was violating liquor laws, sources said.