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27-Year-Old Shot Twice Outside Long Island City Strip Club: NYPD

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March 12, 2020 By Allie Griffin

A 27-year-old man was shot twice outside a troublesome strip club in Long Island City last month.

The man was approached by two men in front of Show Palace Gentlemen’s Club, located at 42-50 21st St., at around 6 a.m. on Feb. 22. The pair then shot him once in the shoulder and once in the arm, police said.

The victim was rushed to Weill Cornell Medical Center in stable condition.

Show Palace, a strip club known for its fully-nude dancers, has been the location of several crimes since opening in 2012 and has been cited for incidents including prostitution, gun violence, harassment and illegal drug use.

A bouncer was shot twice outside the strip joint in May 2019. The establishment was also temporarily shut down in 2018 for prostitution.

Last year, State Sen. Mike Gianaris called for it to be closed permanently.

The police are seeking help in finding the two suspects wanted in the February incident. They released video footage of the alleged perpetrators.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls are strictly confidential.

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Sara Ross

6 a.m.? Nothing good ever happens after midnight. Why would anybody be at a club at 6 a.m.?


You must have lived a sad sheltered life if you really believe that nothing good happens after midnight.


Oh to be that chair J. Lo sat on while Cardi B did a lap dance on her in that place.

Mr. Right

Sorry, but this article is totally bias. I know this place well, and love patronizing it. 1) The recent shooting did NOT stem from inside of the club. 2) All other accusations, harassment? Who? When? Illegal drugs? You mean weed smoking? In a club? I don’t think so. Prostitution? What investigation? An under cover cop who has an agenda to get an arrest based on his word vs hers? Sen. Gianaris? The job killer? The Bail reform monster who killed the quality of life in NYC by spiking up crime. The socialist? Please LIC Post, be fair with your journalism.


For God’s sake gentrify the gentlemans’ club out already! This would be a great location for a high end pet boutique or daycare (respectively in that order). Gee!


Actually it would be a great place for a small music venue for all the great musicians that live in the neighborhood and city. I’ve long thought it would be a perfect location, like the Bell House in Brooklyn.


Why is this place still open? It’s been a constant problem since opening! Can you imagine the problems if they had an alcohol license?! Shut it down for good!


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