Community leaders in Queens want to see a gentlemen's club shut down for good because they say it is notorious for criminal activity.

State Senator Michael Gianaris and local homeowners called on the NYPD and the Queens District Attorney Friday to close down Show Palace citing city nuisance laws.

They say the strip club on 21st Street in Long Island City has been attracting gang activity, shootings and prostitution over the past five years.

According to the NYPD, a raid last week led to the arrests of five prostitutes.

"At a time when the debate in our country is so focused on preventing the exploitation of women, a place like this is especially unwelcome," said Gianaris.

A representative with the District Attorney's office said they will help the NYPD any way it can.

NY1 also reached out to the police department for comment and have not heard back yet.