The New York City Sheriff’s Office busted a party of more than 200 people who were banning coronavirus in Queen’s Catering Hall early Saturday.
Deputies in the morning: 35: at. Bosch crashed into the Queen’s Lux Banquet Hall on Ozone Park’s Rokave Boulevard at around noon – and said he found about 215 muskless reviewers dancing, drinking and smoking hookahs inside.
The sheriff’s office said in a statement that supporters did not maintain social distance, did not wear appropriate facial insignia, and did not comply with the mayor’s and Gurbenatorial CIVID-19 emergency executive orders.
Sources said the venue was hosting a hookah party – which was meant to be capped at 45 guests – who paid for admission.
In addition to violating the rules of Mayor Bill de Blasio and the government’s Andrew Cuomo’s COVID-19, the catering hall also operated without a liquor license, officials said.
Johnny Albuja, 47, and employee Miguel Hernandez, 47, were issued five summonses for violating emergency orders, unauthorized sale of alcohol and unlicensed warehousing of alcohol, the sheriff’s office said.
Two other employees, Juan Carlos Barrona Uribe and Luis David Mera Acosta, were both summoned for violating emergency orders.
The Coronavirus Guide in New York currently allows indoor arts and recreation spaces to operate at 25 percent capacity – all patrons are required to cover their faces when eating out.
According to its website, Queen’s Lux has two ballrooms, one with a maximum capacity of 160 people and the other with a capacity of 250 guests.
The on-site request for comment was not immediately returned Saturday night.