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KINKY CONDO SCION SUED (gay culture takeover alert)
NY POST ^ | August 23, 2004 | RICH CALDER

Posted on 08/23/2004 2:37:41 AM PDT by Liz

The son of a billionaire printing-company mogul who was found to be running a secret S&M sex club for gay men from his penthouse apartment is now being sued by the other condo owners.

A corporation set up to manage the posh 12-story condo complex in Gramercy Park has filed suit against H. Richard Quadracci — the subject of a Post investigation — in an attempt to get him to stop running his kinky Winter Palace club, saying it violates the condo association's bylaws.

"The unit owners respect his right to live the way he chooses, but when you have people coming there paying for sex, for rooms to have sex, it damages the property values of the building," said Mark Freyberg, a lawyer for the condo association. "The man has completely attempted to take over the entire building."

The suit, filed Aug. 12 in Manhattan Supreme Court, also seeks court orders requiring the rich recluse to pay $2 million in damages to the building's other condo owners, pay $16,182 that he allegedly owes the condo association, stop promoting his club on the Internet, and get rid of an "unauthorized" security guard he recently posted in the building's lobby.

David Stone, who identified himself Friday as Quadracci's director of security, said Quadracci hired him after The Post article was published July 19 because "he now fears being extorted, kidnapped or physically harmed."

Stone said he is investigating an extortion attempt on Quadracci by an unidentified individual. Quadracci's domestic partner, who wished to remain anonymous, said Quadracci had not yet been served the suit and, therefore, he could not comment. Following the Post probe, police began investigating whether people were illegally accepting money for sex in Quadracci's East 20th Street apartment, sources said.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: celebrateperversity; condomass; condomassociation; culturewar; homosexualagenda; itsjustsex; neighbors; newyork; notinmyhome; privacy; propertyvalues; prostitution; rapefantasies; sadomasochism; sandm; sex; sexmotel; trustfundkid; victimmentality; violentsex

QUADRACCI Spurs property-value fears.

.....(he) set up rooms for paying customers that connect to a 1,000-square-foot "playroom" equipped with a cross, bondage boards, harness power hoists and other X-rated paraphernalia, according to the club's voyeur-friendly Web site. ......club also arranges encounters with "trusted professionals" from the S&M community, the site said. One pro, Master Justice, said in an e-mail obtained by The Post that he charges $200 an hour for his time, separate from the club's fee. The three-level sex vault — which includes the rooftop — is equipped with dozens of cameras that route steamy images to screens throughout the club and the Internet. ....(he) limited access to the club's Web site by requiring individuals who want to view the X-rated action ......to first sign in with a secret password.

1 posted on 08/23/2004 2:37:41 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Liz

"Come onnnnnn, Blaine, you thilly, thagging old fairy, you! Tonight'th 'Rump-A-Dump-Dump Night' at Richard'th condo, for heaven'th thake! THTEP ON IT, honey! I'm thanking Wong Foo for everything, tonight! WHEEEEEEEEE -- !" :)

2 posted on 08/23/2004 2:50:34 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (I feel more and more like a revolted Charlton Heston, witnessing ape society for the very first time)
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To: All
What a surprise, he donates to rats!
3 posted on 08/23/2004 2:53:58 AM PDT by john_virtue
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To: john_virtue

goodmorning,
no suprise at all!


4 posted on 08/23/2004 3:10:21 AM PDT by alpha-8-25-02 (saved by GRACE and GRACE alone)
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To: Liz

lol... Violation of condo bylaws.

I wonder if anyone is going to jump into this thread and tell us that condo associations/home-owner associations are stealing our freedom.


5 posted on 08/23/2004 5:07:25 AM PDT by harrycarey
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Oh my heaven's in GRAMERCY PARK!!?!?!?!?! This is one of the most exclusive, and staid, residential areas of NYC. I can't believe this. Awful, just awful.


7 posted on 08/23/2004 5:18:19 AM PDT by jocon307 (That's allowed, as long as we all vote for W.)
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To: Liz
This wouldn't happen if only they could marry. [/sarc]
8 posted on 08/23/2004 5:18:33 AM PDT by atomicpossum (If there are two Americas, John Edwards isn't qualified to lead either of them.)
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To: atomicpossum
This wouldn't happen if only they could marry.

This wouldn't happen if only they could Mary. :)

9 posted on 08/23/2004 5:23:01 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (I feel more and more like a revolted Charlton Heston, witnessing ape society for the very first time)
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To: Liz

There goes the Neighborhood!


10 posted on 08/23/2004 6:08:44 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going....)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

........and thtep on it.....my goidle ith killing me..........


11 posted on 08/23/2004 6:15:23 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Elsie

Property values go kerplunk.


12 posted on 08/23/2004 6:17:43 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Liz
it damages the property values of the building

Depends on who you are selling to. . .

13 posted on 08/23/2004 6:59:25 AM PDT by jtminton (Kerry/Edwards 2004: It's Boring in America again!)
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To: harrycarey
What makes this a wonderful New York story is that "the building" didn't give a damn til he began to use his unit for illegal purposes, stiffing (ouch) the association for maintenance charges, and generally violating his contract with other owners.

I've read quite a few relevant contracts, and they are very clear on what one can do. Everyone buying in such a building does so with full knowledge of this.

In my Sodom co-op, the least troublesome owners are a couple of elderly gay men....

14 posted on 08/23/2004 1:46:06 PM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Don't blame me. I voted for Sharpton.)
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