Cityscapes Gentleman’s Club in Maspeth has been shut down to a series of violent incidents.
New York State Liquor Authority Suspends License of Cityscapes
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The New York State Liquor Authority (SLA) suspended the liquor license of Cityscape’s Gentleman’s Club in Maspeth in February.
The license was stripped not long after a stabbing occurred at the strip club. The SLA is also attempted to permanently revoke the license.
According to the police, the club has been visited by police several times of the years for reports of violence and gang activity.
In 2015, former New York Knicks basketball player Cleanthony Early was robbed and shot in the knee by a group of six people outside of the club. The next day, someone threw two Molotov cocktails through the windows.
In March 2016, the NYPD temporarily shut down the club due to drugs allegedly being dealt there.
On January 31, 2020, someone was stabbed at the club but management failed to report the stabbing to the police. According to the NYPD, surveillance footage shows a suspect bypassing security and entering the club through a side door.