Happy ending: Movers help Bed-Stuy dominatrix flee BDSM-hating neighbor

Getting a lift: Dominatrix Charlotte Taillor moved from her Bedford-Stuyvesant dungeon with the help of some kind-hearted movers.
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An embattled Bedford-Stuyvesant dominatrix fled her BDSM-hating neighbor to another Brooklyn dungeon on Saturday with help from some big-hearted movers, who assisted the cash-strapped kinkster transport her bondage gear free of charge.

It wasn’t the first BDSM dungeon the movers have relocated, but it was one of the nicest, according to the owner.

“I’ve been moving for 12 years now in the city, and it happens here and there,” said Dan Hedebrand, co-owner of Lift NYC Movers. “This one had some of the nicer stuff we’ve seen.”

Hyderbrand decided to donate his company’s time and moving expertise to sex educator Charlotte Taillor after reading news coverage about her trouble with kink-shaming neighbor Laurie Miller, who successfully perpetrated a one-woman harassment campaign in an effort to force the dominatrix off her Quincy Street block.

During the move, Hyderbrand and his crew transported a small torture-chamber’s worth of custom-made bondage furniture, including a cross affixed with numerous attachments, a throne fit for a goddess, and a bed that probably wasn’t made for a good night’s rest in mind, the mover said.

“It was all in leather,” said Hyderbrand. “It’s probably not too comfortable to sleep on, but then it’s probably not for sleeping.”

Taillor, who operates an adults-only classroom called The Taillor Collective, moved from a Crown Heights dungeon to the residential Quincy Street block in December, where she offered paid workshops catering to the erotically intrepid, including lessons on bondage and paddling, cross-dressing events for guys, dirty drawing workshops featuring tied-up models, and pegging classes for women — a class which attracts an unlikely amount of Jersey house wives, the kink maven claimed.

But the dominatrix announced her plan to flee Bedford-Stuyvesant after Miller discovered that the men and women filing into her neighbor’s apartment were exploring the less orthodox side of human sexuality, and the Quincy Street resident could be heard screaming at neighbors regarding their sexual proclivities from the street outside, as Taillor and her colleagues held class from within.

Taillor — who asked that the specific location of her new dungeon be withheld to protect her clients — said having to relocate so soon after moving to the Bedford-Stuyvesant location put a serious strain on her finances, and said Heyderbrand’s generous offer to help free of charge came as huge relief.

“They were amazing,” Taillor said. “I’m going to be forever grateful.”

Reach reporter Colin Mixson at or by calling (718) 260-4505.
Updated 3:22 pm, April 8, 2019
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