March 6, 2016 By Christian Murray
Scandals, the gritty strip club located in the heart of Long Island City, reopened at its former site by the Queensboro Bridge Thursday night.
The club, situated at 24-03 Queen Plaza North, shut its doors in February 2015 but is back in operation seven days per week.
The manager of the club told the LIC Post that a new owner took over the building and welcomed the strip club back to the location for a few years.
The property was bought in March 2015 for $16.5 by Ciampa Realty.
The strip club is located across the street from the QLIC development, a 21-story, 421-unit rental tower. The area is mushrooming with new developments and is no longer the unkempt area of yesteryear.
Scandals has been at that location since 2002. Although it closed for a year, the awning was never taken down.
NY Dolls 59 Murray St. A company was buying the block, it was sold, the owners of NY Dolls, they own Flashdancers and Private Eyes, bought Dolls and 2 more next to it from them, then they sold them back the “air-rights”. You can sell the air above a building. It does NOT have to be the “air” above that piece of property. The concept is to limit the “average” height. The other saga with your B$ attitude, a local deli v a bar with bouncers standing outside the doors. Which is going to be safer for the block @ 3:30 am?
Rather have a Duane Reade or a grocery store
This is the worst. I can’t wait until they close (again) and put in something reputable. There is no longer a place for this type of establishment, I’ll take a grocery store instead.
I am a bit torn. On one hand, I had a great night there for a bachelor party about 10 years ago. On the other hand, I was walking a block away late at night last Friday when I witnessed one of the stranger, scarier things I have witnessed in NYC. I saw a women running full sprint and being chased by a man. The man caught her and dragged her to a van and took off. It happened very fast and I was not very close but I did alert police. My first thought was that it must be related to Scandals.
A fairly stupid and uniformed assumption.
Not very stupid at all.
No big deal, they are probably on a month to month lease. As soon as the owner gets a better offer, the property will become another boring apartment tower.
Ciampa will not sell. They’re currently building a 4th pile of shit to finish their 4 building portfolio. Probably the worst quality development I’ve ever seen besides the QLIC building.
They were here first.
Might as well continue doing business until the owner gets better offers. (as long as their customers behave themselves outside the premises).
Yeah!!!! Shake it!! LIC is just as good a place as any!
The stripper god’s have smiled. This is where I became a man and my sons’ son’s will become men. A rich tradition.
If a woman has the talent let her be free to choose.
“A rich tradition”? A rich tradition of sad losers.
Don’t knock it ’till you try it, sista!
With your short, little Donald Trump fingers? I don’t think so, Craic