List: 19 more bars in New York and New York have suspended liquor licenses due to COVID-19 violations

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NEW YORK (WABC) – Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday that the state has suspended liquor licenses for 19 other bars after finding violations of COVID-related executive orders. Over the weekend, the state has carried out 3,047 compliance checks and found violations in 106 establishments.Businesses that violate COVID-19 regulations face fines of up to $ 10,000 per violation, while gross violations can result in the immediate suspension of a bar or restaurant’s liquor license.RELATED: Hundreds of people gather, take to the streets of Queens without masks

“We continue to see situations that just aren’t smart and local governments need to crack down on them, whether it’s in New York City, Long Island, or upstate New York,” Cuomo said. “The New Elbo Room” at 170 Delaware Avenue in Albany, August 2, 2020
On July 30, investigators from the state’s multi-agency task force conducted an undisclosed compliance check of the premises, finding the bar crowded with patrons mingling, drinking and strolling the premises without facial coverage. Numerous sales of alcohol to customers without food were observed, with the bartender advising investigators to only buy crisps with alcohol. Investigators also observed patrons playing pool and saw several patrons leaving the premises with alcoholic beverages without food. At no point during the inspection did investigators observe employees asking customers to sit, wear masks, not get up and drink at the bar, or maintain social distancing.

“Tequila Sunrise” at 132 West Fordham Road in the Bronx, August 2, 2020
On July 25, investigators from the state’s multi-agency task force observed five employees without face masks, including the manager, two waiters, a bouncer and a DJ. On August 1, the SLA received a recommendation from the NYPD that on July 23 and 24, the premises were fully operational after the 11 p.m. curfew in New York for the foreign service, with more than 150 clients gathered in the outside the company, standing. and drinking without masks, smoking hookah, with loud music playing with double parked cars in the street blocking traffic. The NYPD issued a summons on July 24.

“Brothers Taverna” at 23-01 Steinway Street in Astoria, August 2, 2020
On August 1, investigators from the state’s multi-agency task force observed a group playing with a crowd of about twenty-five patrons standing and dancing in front of the facility without facial coverage, ignoring social distancing guidelines and consuming alcoholic beverages in clear plastic cups. without lids.

“La Sabrosura” at 25A East 170 Street in the Bronx, August 2, 2020
On July 31, investigators from the state’s multi-agency task force observed a DJ without a facial cover playing music in the street, encouraging patrons to gather. Investigators documented that four employees were not wearing face covers, more than ten customers at poorly spaced tables, customers standing ignoring social distancing guidelines and alcohol sold on site and “surrendering” without food. , the kitchen not being operational during the inspection.

“Bettolona” at 3143 Broadway in Manhattan on August 2, 2020
On August 1, investigators from the state’s multi-agency task force observed nine patrons sitting inside the restaurant eating and consuming alcohol. Additionally, a kitchen worker was observed cooking without facial protection.

“21 Greenpoint” at 21 Greenpoint Avenue in Brooklyn, August 2, 2020
On August 1, investigators from the state’s multi-agency task force observed two customers inside the premises eating and drinking at the bar without a face mask. Investigators also observed a crowd gathering directly outside the premises with two customers without face coverings standing and eating in addition to an unauthorized sidewalk table next to the sidewalk.

“Posh” at 405 West 51st Street in Manhattan on August 2, 2020
On August 1, investigators from the state’s multi-agency task force observed about 30 customers gathered outside the restaurant, ignoring social distancing guidelines with many customers standing and drinking, in addition to employees without face cover.

“Lasagna Restaurant” at 196 8th Avenue aka 258 West 20th Street in Manhattan, August 1, 2020
On July 31, investigators from the state’s multi-agency task force observed five patrons sitting at the bar inside the premises consuming alcohol. The bartender, identified as the manager, was found serving customers without a face mask.

“Congress” at 208 Court Street in Brooklyn, August 1, 2020
On July 31, investigators from the state’s multi-agency task force observed eleven customers directly outside the premises drinking alcohol without food. Additionally, two clients were observed receiving take-out alcoholic beverages in open containers without food.

“Made in Mexico” at 3950 10th Avenue in Manhattan, August 1, 2020
On July 31, investigators from the state’s multi-agency task force observed around seventy-five patrons gathered in a nightclub atmosphere in the outdoor dining area, ignoring social distancing guidelines, with many patrons drinking standing, with poorly spaced tables. and many customers and employees without face covers.

“Fokkus Room & Cucine” at 136-138 West Fordham Road in the Bronx, August 1, 2020
On July 28, investigators from the state’s Multi-Agency Task Force observed the premises in operation after the 11 p.m. curfew in New York for the foreign service with about forty-five people gathered outside the sidewalk of establishment and in the roadway, not socially distanced, not sitting at the table and not wearing a mask. A waiter was observed not wearing a face mask and the company had illegally extended its footprint by setting tables in front of a nearby business.

“Crazy Night” at 1375A Avenue of the Americas in Manhattan, August 1, 2020
On July 28, investigators from the state’s multi-agency task force observed nine patrons standing on the sidewalk outside the premises without face covering, and three were observed ordering and consuming alcohol at a makeshift bar in the premises of that licensee without food.

“Shinsen” at 44 Bowery in Manhattan, July 31, 2020
On July 30, investigators from the state’s multi-agency task force observed at least 35 people, the majority not wearing masks or following social distancing protocols, consuming alcoholic beverages inside the restaurant without food. Investigators have also observed knee dances performed by topless women without face masks inside the premises, which is not approved for adult entertainment.

“Capelli’s Café” at 107-11 Northern Boulevard in Corona, July 31, 2020
On July 25, investigators from the state’s Multi-Agency Task Force observed the premises operating after the 11 p.m. curfew in New York City for foreign service, with at least 30 clients seated and 8 clients standing in the area. outdoor dining area, ignoring social distancing guidelines, with employees and customers observed that they were not wearing face covers and no food was served. Additionally, on July 30, SLA received a recommendation that on July 27, NYPD agents responding to a 911 call observed four people, including the restaurant manager, inside the premises consuming alcohol. alcohol without a face mask.

“Marina Café” at 154 Mansion Avenue on Staten Island, July 31, 2020
On July 28, investigators from the state’s multi-agency task force observed twenty clients in addition to five employees inside the premises without face coverings. Investigators also observed at least ten tables where patrons were consuming alcohol without any evidence of food being served or consumed.

“True Colors” at 7915 Roosevelt Avenue in Jackson Heights, July 31, 2020
On July 25, investigators from the state’s multi-agency task force observed around 20 customers standing in front of the premises without face coverings, ignoring social distancing guidelines and no food being served. Investigators also noticed that a DJ was playing music on the sidewalk without a face mask, and outdoor tables were spread out in front of a nearby business. True Colors is a repeat offender, with charges pending for EO violations on July 18.

“Amata” at 209 15 East 56th Street in Manhattan on July 31, 2020
On July 30, investigators from the state’s multi-agency task force observed eight patrons at four separate tables inside the restaurant, in clear violation of Executive Order 202.43 regarding indoor dining.

“George Keeley’s” at 485 Amsterdam Avenue in Manhattan, July 31, 2020
On July 30, investigators from the state’s multi-agency task force observed twelve patrons standing and gathering around high tables outside the bar with booze and a single basket of popcorn on the table. table.

“Yeras Restaurant and Sports Bar” at 86-09 Northern Boulevard in Jackson Heights in Jackson Heights, July 31, 2020
On July 18, investigators from the state’s multi-agency task force observed that the company was operating after the 11 p.m. curfew in New York City for foreign service with fourteen clients gathering outside the premises. without a face mask, consuming alcohol and ignoring social distancing guidelines. An employee at the front door was not wearing a face mask and no food was seen being served.

ALS also denied a pending liquor license for a hotel, BLVD 93 in Rego Park, today. On August 1, an SLA investigator discovered a large gathering underway at the premises, with two separate parties on the roof with over a hundred customers each. Investigators found alcohol was being served at the unauthorized location, with faceless patrons standing, ignoring social distancing guidelines and illegally smoking hookah. A criminal court subpoena has been issued by the NYPD for the storage of unlicensed alcoholic beverages.

The SLA also determined today that the license for “Liberty Belle,” a party boat docked at 72 Bowne Street in Brooklyn will not be renewed. On August 1, agents from the New York City Sheriff’s Office discovered more than a hundred patrons aboard the party ship, ignoring social distancing guidelines and serving alcohol with a license to ‘alcohol expired, with the sheriff arresting the owners and the captain for social distancing violations and operating an unlicensed bar.

The emergency suspensions were ordered by President Bradley, Commissioner Lily Fan and Commissioner Greeley Ford at special meetings of the Committee of the Whole on July 31, August 1 and August 2, 2020, all achieved by digitally recorded video in accordance with social distancing guidelines.

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