Handout out sexy business cards for hookers who make house calls will get you up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine if two Queens pols have their way.
“Every morning, schoolchildren pick up these cards from the streets,” state Sen. Jose Peralta (D-Queens) said Sunday at Public School 19 in Corona. “These cards are being traded like baseball cards.”
Legislation that he and state Rep. Francisco Moya (D-Queens) have introduced aims to stop the distribution of the “Chica Chica” cards.
They depict busty blonds and bare-bottomed brunettes alongside slogans like “Delivery Queens Only” – and pimps’ phone numbers. Men who mumble “chicas, chicas,” the Spanish word for “girls,” hand them out on Roosevelt Ave. from 69th to 112th Sts. in Jackson Heights and Corona.
“It’s an epidemic that is plaguing Roosevelt Avenue,” Moya said.
Corona resident Duberki Pacheco, 41, is upset because her daughter Stephanie, 8, a second-grader at Corona’s P S 307, finds the cards on her way to school.
“I told her they’re something bad – don’t pick them up,” she said in Spanish.
Peralta’s constituents have long complained about the public pimping. Several years ago, while in the state Assembly, he crafted a broader bill aimed at cracking down on prostitution, which dead-ended.
“We ran into First Amendment rights issues,” he said.
BY LORE CROGHAN