A whole lot of people partied at an underground Queens bar early Sunday whereas utterly flouting coronavirus safety measures, officers said.
About 300 revelers have been discovered within the basement of Corona’s Sueno Americano restaurant at round 2:25 a.m., with an unlicensed bar and a DJ sales space, according to the New York City Sheriff’s Office.
All 4 of the clandestine membership’s exits have been locked from the within, sealing the gang in, the authorities said.
Deputies busted the social gathering after recognizing two men letting small teams of people into the basement of the restaurant, situated on Junction Boulevard close to thirty fifth Avenue.
The duo additionally ran “counter-surveillance,” strolling up and down the boulevard to ensure nobody was following or watching them.
However they missed the deputies, who said they noticed 220 people enter the placement over the course of three hours late Saturday night.
Deputies raided the basement bar and located patrons not carrying masks or social distancing whereas dancing, boozing, and smoking out of hookahs.
The event violated Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s executive order barring nonessential mass gatherings “and posed a significant risk to health and safety,” the sheriff’s office said.
Deputies ticketed the business, a DJ and a number of other of the partiers for quite a lot of violations.
The restaurant was previously busted in September after NYPD officers responding to noise complaints discovered more than 75 people, most of them maskless, fleeing the basement, authorities said on the time.