East New York is raunchier than ever, as hookers overrun the blocks with early-morning sex, while strutting nearly naked in the middle of the streets.
A recent YouTube video has gathered over 5,000 views, while showing East New York at 7 a.m. on July 28 near Stanley Avenue. and Sheffield Avenue having problems with open-air prostitution in broad daylight.
A woman can be seen in the vide wearing a see-through orange negligee and silver platform heels while walking back and forth in front of a parked car next to a trash truck in an industrial block.
Then another woman, who looks to be topless with an open jacket, can be seen walking in front of oncoming traffic.
A third woman, in the video is wearing a see-through purple negligee and strappy high heels trips as she tries to talk to a potential client in a car as a woman wearing a tiny black teddy with a cut-out stomach watches from across the street.
Not very far away, a few blocks over, a prostitute wearing a stringy negligee with thigh-high black boots walks down the center of the roadway waving and smiling at passing drivers.
Another streetwalker in a barely-there orange outfit is seen walking past a Department of Sanitation building on Georgia Avenue.
The YouTube user posted the first episode online on July 3. It showed the sex trade on Pennsylvania Avenue and received 448,317 views.
The scene in the disturbing videos reminded retired Detective and John Jay College professor Michael Alcazar, who worked in East New York’s 75th Precinct, of rampant open-air prostitution in the lawless 1990s.
“In the 75, we would drive down areas where there were waves of them,” said Alcazar, who was on the job for three decades. “It’s sad because we cleaned it up. And now it’s back and with that, they’re also trafficking. You know, kids.”
“When I was an undercover officer for the NYPD, I would arrest 13-year olds and get them help to stay off the streets,” Alcazar added. “You know, they look at their pimps like they’re gonna take care of them. They don’t know they’re being used.”