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Scandals, the Queens Plaza strip club, closes as gentrification continues


Feb. 6, 2015 By Christian Murray

Scandals, the gritty strip club that was located in the Queens Plaza district, has closed.

The club shut its doors at its 24-03 Queen Plaza North location about 3 weeks ago, according to adjacent tenants and nearby residents. The well-known jiggle-joint had been at that location since 2002.

Scandals stood out from other strip clubs since it was highly visible from the elevated 7-train platform as well as for Manhattan-bound motorists who were about to drive over the Queensboro bridge.

The club’s closure is just part of the ongoing transformation of the Queens Plaza district, which has gone from a beaten-up wasteland to a high-end residential playground.

The strip club was located across the street from where the QLIC development is going up. That building is a 21-story, 421-unit rental tower that is expected to open in the next few months.

Pasha Royzman, who works at Intelligent Foods next door to the strip club, said Scandals’ closure is good for the neighborhood. “With all the apartments around here, it no longer belongs here anymore.”

One nearby resident said that she saw Scandal’s moving out some of its furniture. “I saw their purple seats—which were really gross,” the woman said. However she liked having the club nearby since she felt reassured walking in the area because of all the security guards.

Meanwhile, Monica Palacios, who works nearby at the Ecuadorian Consululate, said that that the club’s patrons used to take up a lot of parking spaces in the area. She said that with the strip club closed it has been easier to get a spot.

One construction worker, who was working on the QLIC development, had heard that Scandals had relocated. However, this could not be confirmed. The club’s voicemail was full, and on Google, Facebook and Yelp the existing Queens Blvd address was still listed.



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What judgmental married women need to understand is that if their husbands weren’t at the strip club as much as they are they would probably be out seeing call girls. Before people judge a strip club as dirty or out of place they should remember that the night world provides stability for your happy “normal” daytime. It should also be understood that over a hundred hard working talented entertainers lost their jobs. GOOD LUCK placing a more profitable establishment worth going to. I highly doubt it.

Anonymous visitor

I Live in Queenssbridge House. I’m a Social Worker. Some Good People Living in Queensbridge. Drugs is Everywhere Even in Long Island Hamptons Were Heroin Use is HIGH


Mike have you really? I happen to know quite a few hard working city employees who live in queensbridge.


hey little bear you ever been in queensbridge? i doubt it

i have and most are not working douchenozzle unless slinging drugs
and having babies is considered work

save your crap for someone else

go cash dad’s check and pay your rent


good riddance to this dump

imagine if queens-bridge projects could be market rate land to re develop
for housing?

unreal train at your door park on the water and its a cesspool


Yeah..imagine if we could force all the working class and poor living in city housing out and bring in market rate rents and annoying yuppies and hipsters- you kind of paradise right? I love the hidden racism and classism in the above post.

Dick Farters

Haha, ‘unreal train’. The 7 is the biggest abomination of the MTA, which is saying something because they are beyond awful. What a stupid, stupid comment, good sir.


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