High Class NY: Prostitution bust a bust?

According to the Brooklyn district attorney's office, websites such as HighClassNY.com, TheDiscreteClub.com, NYAdultDating.com, CupidDirect.com, and Angelofyourchoice.com — seen here — were targeted in the sting.

The Brooklyn district attorney’s office took down a high-end escort, drug and prostitution ring yesterday, but one ex-madam says the bust only netted small fish — and that larger, more exclusive prostitution circles are still operating right under officials’ noses.

Seventeen people were allegedly involved in the Sheepshead Bay operation — nicknamed “High Class NY” — which officials say took in more than $2 million a year. Some clients dropped $10,000 a night on the women, referred to as “models.”

“Nothing good happens in Sheepshead Bay,” sniffed Kristin Davis, 35, the Upper East Side ex-madam who did jail time for running the call girl service patronized by former Gov. Eliot Spitzer. “If you’re big, you’re in Manhattan because that’s where the money is.”

High Class NY advertised on Craigslist and Backpage.com. But the big operations don’t need to advertise at all, Davis said. There are three or four big escort agencies in New York, and they avoid the law by keeping a set list of private members, she explained, and by frequently changing their names and websites.

The busted brothel had 25 women on call at any given time, but in her heyday, Davis said she employed at least 120.

“I don’t think they have enough resources to go after the big guys,” said Davis of law enforcement.

Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes said “High Class NY” catered to Wall Street types and offered drugs as well. Customers would use codes, such as “I’d like a bottle of Champagne,” to order cocaine.

High-paid Wall Street workers and escorts go hand in hand, Davis said.

“These guys party for two days straight and they want company for the entire time,” she said.  “No one wants to party alone.”

Follow Emily Anne Epstein on Twitter @EmilyatMetro


At 91, Marvel creator Stan Lee continues to…

By Piya Sinha-RoyLOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Marvel Entertainment's chief emeritus Stan Lee may be in his ninth decade, but it hasn't stopped him from adding…


Islamic State says beheads U.S. journalist, holds another

Islamic State insurgents released a video purportedly showing the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley, who had gone missing in Syria nearly two years ago.


VIDEO: NYPD seeks shooter in East New York…

Cops are on the lookout for an unknown shooter who aimed and missed hitting a man on a bicycle, instead nearly striking a nearby officer in East New York.


NYS state forces thrift shops comply with ban…

Nine New York City thrift shops were reprimanded by the state attorney general for selling children's clothes with drawstrings around the neck and waist.


'Pretty Little Liars' recap: Season 5, Episode 11,…

Caleb's not a ghost. Spencer might still be an attempted murderer. And Hanna's going to die next week. In other words, we actually got some…


At 91, Marvel creator Stan Lee continues to…

Marvel Entertainment's Stan Lee is adding outposts to his creative empire to interest a new generation of children in super heroes of all shapes and sizes.


Mira Sorvino explores immortality on 'Intruders'

Mira Sorvino's new show "Intruders" centers around a secret society that achieves immortality by taking over the bodies of other people.


5 things you need to know about new…

"Doctor Who" returns Saturday with a new star, Peter Capaldi. Here's some things to know about him (mainly his turn as sweary spin doctor Malcolm Tucker).


Shane Greene travels unlikely road to Yankees stardom

Shane Greene was throwing a bullpen session on a quiet field at Daytona Beach Community College one day when the ball started moving.


2014 Fantasy Football: Rankings, list of top NFL…

2014 Fantasy Football: Rankings, list of top NFL tight ends (TE)


MLB Power Rankings: Angels supplant A's, Nationals climb

MLB Power Rankings: Angels supplant A's, Nationals climb


David Wilson returns to triple jump, sets sights…

Giants fans know David Wilson can jump. They are just more used to seeing him go for backflips, not distance.


11 timeless gifts for registries or just because

Gifts to prove you're a style maven once and for all.


How everyday moments can inspire kids' creativity

"The Artist's Way for Parents" author Julia Cameron gives advice on how parents and children can be creative together.


How to stay safe online

Stop worrying about keeping your online passwords safe, and start worrying about keeping your username a secret. Actually, worry about both. According to Shaun Murphy…


OpenTable now lets you pay your bill via…

The restaurant app OpenTable added the ability to pay your bill (and tip) with your phone, thus cutting back on a few dining annoyances.