The New York City Sheriff’s Office busted a gathering of in excess of 200 individuals who were ridiculing Covid limitations at a Queens providing food lobby early Saturday.
Agents slammed the slam at the Queens Luxe Banquet Hall on Rockaway Boulevard in Ozone Park at 1:35 a.m. — and said they discovered around 215 maskless revelers moving, drinking and smoking hookah inside.
“Benefactors were not social separating, not wearing appropriate face covers, and not clinging to the Mayoral and Gubernatorial COVID-19 Emergency Executive requests,” the sheriff’s office said in an announcement.
The setting hosted been facilitating a hookah gathering — intended to be covered at 45 visitors — that individuals paid to get into, sources said.
Notwithstanding abusing Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s COVID-19 guidelines, the providing food corridor was additionally working without an alcohol permit, specialists said.
The proprietor, 47-year-old Johnny Albuja, and a representative, Miguel Hernandez, 49, were hit with five summonses each for infringement of crisis orders, unlicensed offer of liquor and unlicensed warehousing of liquor, the sheriff’s office said.
Two different staff members, Juan Carlos Barona Uribe and Luis David Mera Acosta, both 27, were each given summonses for infringement of crisis orders.
Covid rules in New York at present permit indoor expressions and amusement spaces to work at 25 percent limit — with all benefactors needed to wear a face covering aside from when eating or drinking.
As per its site, the Queens Luxe has two assembly halls, one with a most extreme limit of 160 individuals and another that can hold up to 250 visitors.
A solicitation to the scene for input wasn’t promptly returned Saturday night.