During two recent visits, The Post found patrons in their birthday suits, groping each other, making out and having what appeared to be underwater sex.
Last Sunday, the clientele ranged in age from toddlers to octogenarians. But that did not stop a group of five heavily tattooed twenty-somethings from engaging in splashy sexcapades in the 2-foot-deep, heated wading pool on the second floor.
House music pulsing, one of the women stripped down naked and cheerfully played with her breasts while a woman in a yellow-fringe string bikini and a man looked on. A few minutes later the nude woman stood in front of the seated man while her hand jerked in and out of the water. A couple made out a few feet away.
A male member of the group wondered out loud if they should make a liquor-store run.
It was not yet 9 a.m.
[I]n 2005, the developer purchased a ramshackle warehouse on 11th Avenue in College Point for $3.6 million. He envisioned it as a family friendly hotel-spa. The spa’s Facebook page has even described its mission to create a “light-hearted, family-oriented” ambience.
The community board promptly shot Chon down, “deriding the proposal as a thinly disguised ‘hot sheet’ establishment,” the Queens Gazette reported.
But Chon gained the support of then-Queens Borough President Helen Marshall, who helped shepherd the project through a series of city approvals.
Bribing borough presidents is also a New York value.
A new sanctuary law passed by the City Council and Mayor de Blasio in October 2014 is largely responsible for the massive decline in federal requests and the number of detainees handed over.
The law prevents the city from transferring an immigrant prisoner to ICE custody unless the feds have a warrant, or the suspect is on a terrorism watch list or has committed a violent crime, such as rape or murder.
Before the sanctuary law, “you could be detained for any felony,” he said. “Now it’s certain felonies.”
Critics say the city law shields undocumented aliens who commit serious offenses, including sexual abuse, prescription drug sales, bribery, money laundering, harassment, grand larceny and drunk driving, from federal detention and deportation.
To the extent that the former Senator from New York is identified as sharing New York values, I think she’s in trouble.