An illegal bar in Brooklyn was found with around 300 people inside, which was not only violating the Covid-19 outdoors and social distancing rules.
FOLLOWING a series of Labour Day craziness, New York City Sheriff’s deputies found a bar that was not only against the coronavirus pandemic measures but also, they did not have an alcohol licence since it was removed in 2019 after an entire year of ongoing troubles. They arrived at the bar on 61 St in Borough Park at 2am near Fort Hamilton Parkway in Borough Park on Sunday and found 281 people inside.
To make things worse, among the patrons was a child and an officer said that the young child was seen dancing “where alcoholic beverages were being served.”
Besides having too many people inside, another big issue was that the bar only had one door meaning just one exit if there was an emergency. The police arrested six people for various offences including child endangerment.
A neighbour who lives nearby said he is disappointed and concerned that the owner would operate like this during the pandemic. “It’s a travesty, we should do more to protect and watch our neighbourhoods around here. It’s a danger to the residents around here,” the man said.