Secret gambling parlor discovered in Queens apartment demolition
Behind the kiwi-green walls of a small apartment in Bayside, Queens lies a room where a lot of stuff went down. While I don’t know all the details, what I can tell you is that whatever it was would make a great movie.
The former tenant was busted for running an illegal gambling ring in this secret room. I say “secret” because it was literally camouflaged behind a green shelving unit. It reminded of a murder mystery movie, where you’d pull a book from a bookshelf and it would open a secret door. All that was left was an old poster, documenting the rules of the game.
But after a closer look, I realized there was more. The tenant had cleverly built a triangular-shaped box that was sandwiched between the window and the wall. The way it was angled, along with the way the curtain was positioned, allowed for the tenant to look outside the window — without allowing anyone to look in.
The walls were dusty and dingy. The paint was cracked and aged. I could tell just by examining the walls that the shelving unit had been there for at least two decades.
Be sure to keep an eye on my YouTube page — in the next few weeks, I’ll be posting a video of this Queens apartment demolition so that you can get the full effect.