Northern

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Petition to Clean, make it Safe and fire Terry at Northern gay sauna in Flushing NY.

 Department of Health is not responding to the LGBT Health and Safety requests to fix up the Northern Gay Sauna in Flushing.

Send a message to commissioner Mary Travis Basset, 
thank you



"Northern" Gay Sauna in Flushing New York is the most disgusting and filthy facility with an abusive employee Terry.

After many many complaints from patrons to the owner Mr. Rogers, owner of the Northern gay sauna in Flushing NY about the abuse and very bad attitude they experience on a regular basis from the employee Terry, patrons have come together and signed a petition demanding to fire Terry. The patrons feel the need to do so, because of the many complaints in the past have been ignored by Mr. Rogers with the excuse that Terry is a reliable employee.

Because many of the patrons come from minority backgrounds and some speak very little English, they are a very vulnerable community and an easy target for abuse and disrespect.

Patrons have come together to address this issue further and are demanding now that the employee Terry gets fired and that the facility will be fixed so it is safe and clean.

If the owner Mr. Rogers fails to comply, we will contact the media and public officials so they can take further actions as well.

Below are pictures to share with the public about the filthy facility and a petition for the public to sign. You can show your support by leaving a comment below.

We thank you in advance for your support and we hope we can make a change.

Response from the Sauna owner Mr. Rogers


Petition from the Northern Sauna Patrons                                                             October 2013

Many patrons of the Northern Sauna have come together to sign and submit this petition to the owner Mr. Rogers, to express our concerns about your employee Terry. We find his behavior very rude, abusive, unfriendly and is very little or not cooperative. His nasty attitude towards many patrons has been the reason for people to return less or not come back at all. Terry is also pimping patrons for money and tips and does nothing to earn it.

While we appreciate you for providing the community with your establishment and we value the Northern Sauna, we want to continue to enjoy spending personal time there, without Terry’s negative energy that is interrupting our positive experience on a regular basis. We feel after years of his negativity and abusive behavior, it is time to bring it to your attention again in form of a petition, because the many individual complaints have not resulted in any change in his behavior with the patrons.

We thank you in advance for your time and consideration and we hope that this petition will provide you with valuable information addressing our concerns with Terry and we hope that in the future we can enjoy a hassle free environment at the Northern Sauna establishment. Should this abuse continue in the future, patrons are willing to speak to the media to take further action about this matter.

Here are some pictures about this unsafe, roach infested and disgusting facility.


 Locker Room

Roaches all over


Washroom
see how the leg in the middle is anchored on the floor

 
 The mirror is taped to the wall with duct tape
The grill sticks out and I saw people hurt themselves, because they walk barefoot.
 
weight scale


 Bathroom


Water fountain
 Sauna closed by Dept. of Health

The Shower
 The shower
Table tennis and duct tape on carpet
 Leaking ceilings for months

 Please leave a comment and let the owner Mr. Rogers know that enough is enough.

thank you

13 comments:

  1. Joseph Smith: Omg those pix left me feeling nauseous

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  2. Efrain Rodriguez Ewww who would want to go to that disgusting place! Forget firing "Terry" Shut it Down!!

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  3. albeirus gave this place *
    This is the worst place that NYC have

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  4. hmanden says
    Yikes
    Old and run down. Sauna is permanently closed and there is no steam room. Do not sit on the cloth sofas in the movie room----LICE and very resistant to treatments. They try to change the sheets often in the cubicle rooms but there are not that many rooms so not really changed often enough.

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  5. bathrabbit gave this place *
    Disgusting
    the front office guy is so nasty.....not the owner....the guy who grunts at you....and if you want a dry clean towel he will be even more nasty....get over it....you are lucky to have a job.

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  6. Jamay gave this place *
    Smh
    This place was just terrible.The $10 I spent to get in could have been used for gas instead. I don't recommend this place for anyone.

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  7. Rnyc1 reviewed
    Northern visit
    After reading some of the review I decided to experiment for myself and whet to check it out. As I enter the location I notice that how filthy, abandon and outdate all around. Some of the furniture were a left the street as unwanted. Décor, very difficult to determine if you were in a bath house, the orient or western world. Client, well they were OK. Recommendation, do not waste your $$$

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  8. scrommide gave this place *
    the most disgusting place i have ever seen
    This is truly the most disgusting place I have ever seen. I've been to some pretty shady places in my life (one of the perks of being a gay man in NYC), but this one beats all. It is filthy beyond anything I could have imagined. I knew, from previous reports, that it wasn't going to be the Hilton, but it is infested with insects. Beware! Beware!

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  9. robo1 gave this place *
    Gross
    I went and it was dirty, smelly and did not look like it was cleaned in years, the lobby if you want to call it that had things they found in the street, no star

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  10. Anonymous (n/a)
    Stay away
    If u like to have sex in a very dirty place, bed bugs, crabs, foot fungus, and some of the most unhappy workers in the work attend this place. The coffee sucks, no hot water, a lot of old people, they smell, dirty and rude.

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  11. this place is a rat hole, horrible ,should be close by the health department, towels look like 50 years old, bed sheets are like 100 years walls and floor are disgusting, the reception look like a place where you registered people for mental care in a third world country, it was the most disgusting experience i ever had in my life. i almost vomit after i left this place.
    By samuel gonzalez

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  12. During my NYC years (1990s), I used to visit Northern in Queens and I had my good moments there back then. Today, based on the photos, it is rightly doomed. How can this place continue to operate in such conditions in a city that is considered a 'gay mecca'? Philadelphia, where I now live, has two gay bathhouses, both of which are immaculately maintained (the former Club Philadelphia, after suffering a non-fatal fire, has new owners who have gut-rehabbed that site and is called Club Philly and the Sansom Street Gym) and have staff who are reasonably courteous. NYC's sauna scene 'ain't what is used to be' and Northern is a grim witness to this. It is too bad that the 82nd Club in Elmhurst did not survive; it would have put Northern out of business in a flash. It was a decent place to hang out (1997-2002).

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  13. Joseph Smith. People should stop going there, when no money is coming in there get it together, that place looks nasty and bedbug infested

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