What, you thought the controversy over the proposed Sapphire Strip Club at Eleventh Avenue and 23rd Street (oh, and the 15-story hotel that may get built on top) would just go away? Not so. Not when there are children at stake. The above photo just turned up in the ol' Curbed inbox, with this note attached: "See all the kids playing in the Chelsea Waterside Park with SAPPHIRE (the blue banner) the new stripper club as its backdrop: Kudos to the CITY OF NEW YORK....great zoning + planning!!!!! Well done! Christine Quinn, can you see what is happening in your back yard? Mayor Bloomberg? Hello???? Is ANYONE listening??????" We're listening, but now that we have jiggly bits on the brain, it's just a little hard to concentrate.
· Vital Update: Sapphire Strip Club Plans 15-Story Hotel! [Curbed]
· Sapphire Strip Club Threatens West Chelsea Renaissance! [Curbed]