More Than 200 People Found Inside Queens Banquet Hall For Illegal Party

More Than 200 People Found Inside Queens Banquet Hall For Illegal Party

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The New York City sheriff’s office says there was a large, illegal party in Queens early Saturday. More than 215 people were found dancing and drinking inside an Ozone Park banquet hall, not socially distancing or wearing proper face coverings, CBS2’s Kiran Dhillon reports. RELATED STORY: Wedding With Nearly 300 People Busted At Queens Venue, Chinatown Karaoke Bar Shut Down For Violations “Every weekend there’s something going on there,” he said. “People going in and out.” The banquet hall owner tells CBS2 he rented the venue out to “an individual” who then hosted the party. RELATED STORY: Gov. Andrew Cuomo: COVID-19 Outbreaks Will Be Analyzed On ‘Block-By-Block Level’ As State Targets Micro-Clusters To Slow Spread Still, he and three employees are now facing multiple summonses. The party is the latest in a long list of what officials say are examples of noncompliance when it comes to the coronavirus. MORE FROM CBS NEW YORK: • Stimulus Package Update: As Unemployment Claims Climb, Have Both Sides Found Common Ground? • Churches Remain Closed In New York City’s Coronavirus Hot Zones Following Judge’s Ruling • Hasidic Wedding Scheduled For Monday In Williamsburg Could Test Resolve Of COVID Enforcement You can get the latest news, sports and weather on our brand new CBS New York app. Download here.
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