NEW YORK (AP) - The New York City Sheriff's Department shut down a series of illegal New Year's Eve parties for violating coronavirus restrictions, operating without a liquor license and other infractions, authorities announced Friday.
Five people were charged with offenses including violating emergency orders that ban indoor gatherings, providing alcohol without a liquor license and obstructed egress.
The New York City Sheriff's Department shut down a bottle club at 55-30 58th Street in Queens, N.Y., at about 2 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2021. (NYC Sheriff via Twitter)
Deputies also raided an illegal gathering on Prince Street in Soho, where more than 145 people were partying in a space with no liquor license, the department said. Four people were charged with multiple offenses.
The patrons were not wearing masks in the venue's overcrowded sixth floor.
Deputy sheriffs also found nearly 80 people dancing and smoking hookah at Stars Hall in the Sunset Park section of Brooklyn. The organizer of the event was ticketed for violating an executive order.
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