Kew Motor Inn, Alleged "Haven" For Hookers, Closes Its Doors (With A Little Help From The City)

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Sorry, ladies -- the Kew Motor Inn is now off limits.
The Kew Motor Inn, located in a residential section of Kew Gardens, according to Queens District Attorney Richard Brown, was a "haven" for hookers and their pimps. So was the Par Central Motor Inn, which also is located in a residential area of Kew Gardens.

Thanks to the city's "nuisance abatement" laws, however, the alleged hooker havens are no mas -- they were shut down earlier this week after five motel employees were arrested on multiple hooker harboring-related offenses.

(It should be noted that each of these establishments boasts a Yahoo! travel rating of "one star" and "three star" respectively).

"These two motels have been deemed public nuisances that have generated numerous prostitution-related arrests - including those involving underage girls - during the past year and have been the subject of numerous complaints from local residents," Brown explains as the reasons for shutting down the two hooker sanctuaries.


Brown says authorities have been watching the two motels since December and have witnessed "various acts of illegal activity," mostly having to do with prostitution and bribery at the hands of the motels' desk clerks.

Undercover police officers, Brown says, watched the clerks accept bribes, allow undercover officers to rent rooms without proper identification, and knowingly allow prostitution at the motels. In one case, an undercover officer posing as a prostitute instructed the desk clerks to call her room when a "customer" arrived for them and then directed the customer to the room of the faux-hooker. 

In any event, the two aforementioned motels are no longer hooker-friendly, and the suspects listed below have been charged with the listed crimes.

HARRIPERSA RAMJATTAN, 63, of 105-65 130th Street in Queens, is charged with promoting prostitution, first- and second-degree falsifying business records, second-degree commercial bribe receiving and permitting prostitution. If convicted, he faces up to seven years in
prison.

BHASKAR CHANIHA, 52, of 88-80 195th Place in Queens, is charged with first- and second-degree falsifying business records, second-degree commercial bribe receiving and permitting prostitution. If convicted, he faces up to four years in prison.

WOJUECH D. SADY, 25, of 37 Villa Court in Hempstead, Long Island, is charged with promoting prostitution, second-degree commercial bribe receiving, fourth-degree promoting prostitution and permitting prostitution. If convicted, he faces up to seven years in prison.
 
ATM RAHAM, 56, of 33-16 72st Street in Queens, is charged with promoting prostitution, first- and second-degree falsifying business records, second-degree commercial bribe receiving and permitting prostitution. If convicted, he faces up to seven years in prison. 

MASUM CHOWDHURY, 46, of 160-34 25th Avenue in Queens, is charged with first- and second-degree falsifying business records, second-degree commercial bribe receiving and permitting prostitution.  If convicted, he faces up to four years in prison.

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manguscol
manguscol

It all starts in the resturant. the girls wait there for the johns to come in have a drink then go up to a room.When they are done its back to the resturant. Iv been there and seen it all smoking is allowed in the resturant and bar area.They sell drinks and beer and bottles of booze so they can take it up to the room. shame its was a nice club untill they started to let the hookers pick up the johns there. 

mike bell
mike bell

well so much for that damn place is open again lol

Bubsy
Bubsy

The closing of the Kew Motor Inn was short lived. It's been open all this week and is busier than ever!

Eddie K.
Eddie K.

This is going on for over 30 years. Why is new today???

Speculator
Speculator

geez even in other stories they state that scantily clad women and pimps where freely roaming the halls  and did anyone notice the only people that were arrested was the hotle staff? im not defending anyone , however if it was as all these "reporters state there shouldve been more arrests

sues
sues

Lol I actually liked the hotel because I didn't have to worry about the harrasment of booking one . And I think it should also be the pumps and prostitutes being arrested to.

Eileenbrid
Eileenbrid

I live in the area and it is a nuisance, having that sort of operation several blocks from your house.  Lots of undesirables in the vicinity and traffic.  Glad they busted them.

Bg_partieartie
Bg_partieartie

Wow this can't be Serious! That's the best you can come up with? The cops only know of this cause they were probably in their getting blow Jobs themselves!!! Instead of getting real criminals that are killing People!!!!! SMDH!!!!

Christopher Neal
Christopher Neal

The five listed above are just pawns. The pimps and working girls are still out doin' bidness...

Dave
Dave

The NYPD should concentrate on catching real criminals that are committing violent crimes. They should also use taxpayer money to expand Internal Affairs to catch the crooked cops that act like dirty cowboys violating our rights instead of busting prostitutes. You have to be kidding me. I wonder how much taxpayer money was wasted on this 3 month undercover operation. This is a game to the officers in Vice Squad. They sit on backpage all day looking at girls half naked pictures trying to get the prettiest ones in their clutch and entrap them to solicitate sexual favors. It's a big stinking joke. The NYPD is so currupt.

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