‘Yu Yu Spa’ on Grand Street Busted for Prostitution
That a Chinatown spa was busted for prostitution three weeks ago is further reinforcement of a cliche stereotype. Yet that’s precisely what happened at 297 Grand Street, where the Yu Yu Spa heretofore held down the basement space.
A summons is currently duct-taped to the front door, and sits alongside the requisite closure stickers by way of NYPD court order. (There is also a note on the legal document stating, “prostitution is a right of free people; this is an attack upon human liberty, you evil fucks.”)
Undercover agents apparently hit the rub-and-tug establishment over the course of several months, according to the paperwork. At least two instances were highlighted – both back in April – in which employees “performed a sexual act” on the plainclothes officers.
Yu Yu was shuttered on August 14.