A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from July 03, 2011
Chica Chica Card

“Chica” cards or “Chica Chica” cards (“chica” is Spanish for “girl”) are cards—similar to baseball cards—with pictures of girls on them. The cards promote prostitution. In 2011, New York legislators from Queens publicized the issue and worked to prevent distribution of the cards.
“Chica cards” has been cited in print since at least 2002.
USA Sex Guide (Queens, New York Forum)
09-21-02 15:51
I used to live in Elmhurst and the $25 Spanish places were 5 per block but now you are lucky if you can find any hombres with “chica” cards.
Utopia Guide
UtopiaGuide > Local Areas > North East > NJ/NY/CT Spa
Mongers in chinatown
10-27-2004, 06:06 AM
Originally posted by tesla
Always a couple of guys handing out cards at corner of Division and Market… cards are written in Chinese… are you saying the providers are latinas?

Yes those are Chica cards….. if indeed you get one that is not learn english in 30 days!
Queens Crap
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Can I get a bottle of Diet Coke with that?
Dear Crappy,
I was handed this double-sided card on 46th street in Sunnyside, right at Greenpoint Ave - a block south of QB where the 7 line is. Two guys hang out under the scaffolding and hand out cards to certain people passing by.
New York (NY) Daily News
‘Chica Chica’ cards pimp hookers and prostitution, says state senator who wants to make them illegal
Sunday, March 27, 2011
ALBANY - They’re called “Chica Chica” cards - and they’re flooding Corona and Jackson Heights, Queens.
They look like baseball cards. But instead of featuring A-Rod or Derek Jeter, they have graphic pictures of naked or half-naked women - with a phone number offering free delivery.
Beloved “Chica Chica” Cards In Danger Of Extinction
By Ben Yakas in News on March 27, 2011 3:15 PM
“Chica Chica” cards, which are like baseball cards of prostitutes, have been handed out all around Queens for years, but an increase in their circulation lately has caused some politicians to call for action to be taken. “Is this going to eliminate prostitution? It’s not. It’s the first step toward improving the quality of life on Roosevelt Ave,” said Queens Democratic Sen. Jose Peralta, who wants to make it illegal to sell them.
New York (NY) Daily News
Pols Jose Peralta, Francisco Moya aim to give ‘Chica Chica’ sex cards the hook
Monday, March 28, 2011
Handout out sexy business cards for hookers who make house calls will get you up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine if two Queens pols have their way.
New York (NY) Post
‘Chica chica’ cards draw scrutiny
By Howard Koplowitz
TimesLedger Newspapers
Last Updated: 3:06 PM, March 31, 2011
Posted: 3:06 PM, March 31, 2011
Stroll down Roosevelt Avenue from 69th to 112th streets and it is impossible not to notice the men distributing small cards with scantily clad and sometimes naked women on them with a phone number to call for “delivery.”
But state Sen. Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst) and state Assemblyman Francisco Moya (D-Jackson Heights) have teamed up to help police and the Queens district attorney’s office to prosecute the peddlers.
“What we see here is small, baseball-size cards, sex cards, chica chica cards,” Peralta said Sunday outside PS 19 in Corona, where he announced a bill that would fine the sex card distributors $1,000 and put them in jail for up to a year.
The cards are known as “chica chica cards” because the men who hand them out promise “chicas, chicas,” or “girls, girls.”
metro (New York City)
‘Chica’ cards: Crackdown on sidewalk fliers
Published: June 28, 2011 8:35 p.m.
Last modified: June 29, 2011 10:02 a.m.
Images of naked women will soon no longer stare up from the sidewalk at passers-by.
“Chica” cards, which advertise prostitutes on palm-sized fliers, have littered the streets in Queens for years.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityNames/Phrases • Sunday, July 03, 2011 • Permalink

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