Community Victorious Over Strip Club

An editorial by Queens Tribune talks about the State Liquor Authority's denial of the Gypsy Rose strip club's liquor license application, which was a favorable result for Long Island City community members. According to Senator Gianaris, the type of person and business that adult establishments tend to attract are not welcome in Long Island City.

The community spoke and its voice was heard by the State Liquor Authority, who denied the 21 Group Inc.’s application for a liquor license for the Gypsy Rose establishment in Long Island City during a hearing Jan. 18 in Manhattan.


Studies have shown that adult establishments tend to attract a lower level of person, with questionable character and often times criminal tendencies. Gianaris said that type of person and business is not welcome in LIC.

“There is no room for sex-related businesses in Long Island City,” he said. “We have put a lot of effort over the last several years to make sure LIC in taking steps forward. It’s becoming a place where more and more reputable businesses are opening and this establishment would take us back in the wrong direction. LIC is open for reputable business and open for families.”

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