Weddings, events back on at Long Island mansion after 3 shot at pool party

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Saturday, July 30, 2022
Weddings, events back on at Long Island mansion after 3 shot at pool party
The Glen Cove Mansion announced Friday that hundreds of weddings and events are back on after owners paid a $50,000 fine. Chantee Lans has more.

GLEN COVE, Long Island (WABC) -- The Glen Cove Mansion, where three people were shot earlier this month, announced Friday that hundreds of weddings and events are back on after owners paid a $50,000 fine to the State Liquor Authority (SLA).

As a result, the SLA agreed to reinstate the venue's liquor license after being pressured by brides who pleaded to the state agency for their weddings to continue.

The venue outlines new safety precautions and procedures it must adhere to as part of the agreement to restore the license.

As part of the SLA's decision, the Glen Cove Mansion can only offer recorded music at the pool, meaning no DJs, and managers must report monthly to the Glen Cove Police Department on all planned events.

There will also be no more pool parties, and all outdoor music cannot have profanity or be played above the city's regulated volume level.

"We met with the SLA on two separate occasions, at which point in time they understood our concerns," attorney Michael Finkelstein said. "We understood theirs. We addressed all of their concerns."

During a hearing earlier this week, SLA Chairman Vincent Bradley said he was contacted by numerous brides pleading for their weddings to continue as planned.

"You can thank them, because I probably would not have kept you open," he told the owner.

The SLA was clearly not pleased with the venue's choice of clients, including the pool party where the shooting occurred earlier this month.

SLA officials revealed during the hearing that the mansion was actually denied a permit from the city of Glen Cove for that event, but owners still allowed the party to take place.

"He was told directly that you cannot have this," Bradley said. "So the town saw that there could be problems, and (the owner) didn't care."

For families that had planned events, however, the development was welcome news.

"We kept our fingers crossed," said Ray Conroy, the father of a bride getting married. "We are going to celebrate."

His youngest daughter Siobhan almost lost her wedding reception venue as a result of the shooting.

"Which deeply disturbed us, and my daughter, who was crying almost every day," he said.

After two years of planning his daughter's wedding and feeling helpless, the former Nassau County police sergeant had an idea.

"Myself, my daughter and every contact that my friends and family had, we begged and pleaded with them and presented our case," he said.

While he gathered names, the venue's attorneys met with the city of Glen Cove's mayor, police, and the SLA.

"We worked with the city of Glen Cove and city police, as well as all of the various persons involved, to make certain we could move forward and have all of these fantastic life events for everybody here at the mansion," attorney Robert Litt said.

For the Conroys, is was now time to celebrate.

"Everybody is happy, so now we're going to party," mom Mina Conroy said.

"We're going to enjoy every cocktail we can have, and we're going to have a lot of them," Roy Conroy said.

Brooklyn rapper Remy Marshall, who goes by the name Fetty Luciano, was arrested last week in connection with the triple shooting that left a security guard and two attendees wounded.

Marshall, 26, turned himself in at the Glen Cove police station and is charged with attempted murder and weapons offenses.

Police say the shooting happened after the guard tried to break up a fight between two partygoers on July 10. There were approximately 150 to 200 people at the party at the time, and chaos erupted after the gunshots rang out.

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