WPCNR THE FEINER REPORT. From Town of Greenburgh Supervisor Paul Feiner. September 29, 2016:
NYS SUPREME COURT DISMISSES LAWSUIT FILED BY AMERICAN MASSAGE THERAPY ASSOCIATION AGAINST TOWN RE: OUR NEW MASSAGE LEGISLATION THAT ENABLES THE TOWN TO LICENSE MASSAGE FACILITIES AND TO SHUT DOWN THOSE CONDUCTING ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES
Shortly after the Greenburgh Town Board adopted legislation that could help us close down illegal massage businesses a lawsuit was filed against the town.
Very pleased that the lawsuit was dismissed. Earlier this summer the Greenburgh police made additional arrests for violating the NYS Education law and practicing without a license. The new law makes it easier for the town to permanently close down establishments which continually employ unlicensed masseuses.
Nationally, some massage facilities have been used for prostitution. Last year the town sponsored a forum with national experts who spoke about the improper exploitation of women at illegal facilities. The deadline for existing businesses to comply with the requirements of the local law is October.