Deputies from the New York City Sheriff's Office broke up the bash around 2:25 a.m. Sunday at a building on Junction Boulevard near 35th Avenue in Jackson Heights.
Images posted to Twitter by the sheriff show a club-like atmosphere inside the building with dozens of people not adhering to social distancing and not wearing masks.
02/21/21 @ 0225 HRS: Deputy Sheriffs shut down unlicensed bar @ 35-16 Junction Blvd, Queens, NY, 305+ people, violation of emergency orders, no liquor license, health code violations, 4 egresses bolted shut, 5 charged with various misdemeanors. pic.twitter.com/QEm7GokhCn— NYC SHERIFF (@NYCSHERIFF) February 22, 2021
According to the sheriff, the operators were cited for violating emergency orders and the health code as well as for having no liquor license.
Additionally, five people were charged with various misdemeanors.
And deputies bolted shut four egresses.
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