Why sex workers are disappearing from our streets

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New research about the New York hooker trade conducted by Columbia professor Sudhir Venkatesh and published in the latest issue of Wired magazine reveals that a The highest density of sex workers in Manhattan is in Murray Hill, and Midtown, above 48th Street, below 59th Street, and west of 5th Avenue. While not. Today, this area corresponds to the 1st-4th arrondissements clustered on the Rive Droite (right bank) of the Seine (see map). These streets, associated with prostitution, had very evocative if indelicate names including the Rue du Poil-au-con (or hair of the con, from the Latin cunnus meaning female genitalia, hence Street of.

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Imagine a supermarket. There are a departements for vegetables, meats, fishes, and snack. There is a. At its height, the inner city hub was a melting pot of crime, violence, illegal drugs and prostitution. Corrupt police, gangsters, pimps and drug lords ruled the streets where the drag queens strutted and the hookers hustled. Neon signs flashed above sex shops and sleazy late night pubs crawled with patrons.


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