Spa Castle is a New York City institution as familiar to residents as the subway system or street meat. Turns out, it's just as gross. The five-story, 100,000 square foot facility in Queens is the subject of an exposé by the New York Post, which exposes the self-proclaimed family-friendly spa paradise as a sex den where orgies are a daily occurrence.
According to an unnamed employee, on Sunday mornings droves of the city’s exotic dancers go straight from their Saturday night shits to the Spa Castle, and not for the kind of water aerobics that you are familiar with. “We open at 6 a.m. and lots of strippers come here after work to unwind,” the employee told the New York Post. “There’s lots of skinny-dipping and the girls are making out with each other and partying. It looks like the set of a porn movie.”
The Post visited the sex spa two separate times, and found the rumors to be true on both occasions. An anonymous staffer mentioned that “practically every day, couples are caught having sex.” Ironically, the Spa Castle describes itself on Facebook as having a “light-hearted, family-oriented ambience."
Since the release of the damning information, many spa-goers have come forward about their own experiences at Spa Castle, one of which includes photographer Whitney Ward witnessing a large group of couples having sex in “a full-on, urban high school orgy.”
Since the article was posted, New Yorkers have been taking to social media to share their feelings about the "sex spa":
State Senator Tony Avella, who has been lobbying to revoke the spa’s license, was less than shocked when he heard the news. “I’m not surprised this type of thing is going on at Spa Castle,” he said. “Most of their problems stem from lack of supervision.”
Spa Castle has yet to release a statement regarding the allegations, but did take to their Facebook page last week to ensure their commitment to patron safety “following a recent accident involving a child in one of our spa pools.”
In the meantime, if you come across one of those online deals for Spa Castle, may be best to skip it.
(Photo: SpaCastle NY via Facebook)