You are reading

Sheriff’s Office Busts Ozone Park Banquet Hall for Hosting Hundreds of Party-Goers

Queens Luxe Banquet Hall on Rockaway Boulevard (NYC Sheriff via Twitter)

Oct. 19, 2020 By Allie Griffin

The New York City Sheriff Department busted a 200-plus-person party at a banquet hall in Ozone Park early Saturday.

Sheriff deputies shut down a party with more than 215 patrons inside the Queens Luxe, located at 106-09 Rockaway Blvd. around 1:37 a.m.

The party-goers were caught dancing, drinking alcohol and smoking hookah without following social distancing and mask-wearing requirements, according to reports.

Sheriff deputies issued summons to the venue owner and three employees for violating the state and city emergency orders related to COVID-19.

They also issued summons to the owner for illegal liquor sales and storage. In addition to flouting COVID-19 rules, the hall was operating without a liquor license.

Indoor arts and entertainment spaces can only operate at 25 percent of their maximum capacity under New York coronavirus guidelines. Patrons must also wear a mask or face covering at all times when they are not eating or drinking.

Queens Luxe has two event rooms which can host 250 guests in one and 160 in the other, according to its website.

The venue space could not be reached for comment.

email the author: news@queenspost.com
No comments yet

Leave a Comment
Reply to this Comment

All comments are subject to moderation before being posted.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Recent News

Port Authority announces JFK Airport traffic congestion plan as new terminal construction ramps up this summer

With construction ramping up over the summer on the $19 billion JFK Airport redevelopment project, the Port Authority opened a free drop-off, pickup and waiting lot at the AirTrain station at Lefferts Boulevard to help passengers avoid heavy traffic congestion at the terminal frontages.

The new lot will allow travelers to easily hop on to the free on-airport AirTrain with frequent service for an easy, eight-minute ride to the terminals, saving them time and anxiety from potential construction-related congestion.

Urgent manhunt underway for ‘animal’ who allegedly raped a 13-year-old girl in Flushing park on Thursday: NYPD

The NYPD announced a $10,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of a Hispanic man who allegedly raped a 13-year-old girl in a wooded area of Kissena Corridor Park on Thursday afternoon.

More than sixty investigators were at the crime scene late into the night. During a press briefing by NYPD brass on Friday, Chief of Department Jeffrey Maddrey said that the manhunt was expanded city-wide and that the department would spare no expense until the suspect was apprehended.

Attorney General releases body-cam footage in probe of MTA police shooting in Jamaica

New York Attorney General Letitia James on Thursday released police body-worn camera footage that her office obtained as part of the ongoing investigation into the shooting death of 52-year-old Bashe McDaniel, who died on Dec. 29, 2023, following an encounter with members of the Metropolitan Transit Authority, (MTA) Police in Jamaica. The probe by her Office of Special Investigation is mandated under state law.

On the night of Dec. 29, two MTA officers were searching for an individual on Sutphin Boulevard following a report of an alleged sexual assault at the Jamaica LIRR/AirTrain station a block away. The officers spotted McDaniel, who appeared to be wearing the same clothing that was described in the report. As the officers were attempting to handcuff McDaniel, they could be heard ordering him to give them his hands. When he failed to comply, one of the officers used a Taser several times. As McDaniel shrieked and continued to struggle, he allegedly fired a semi-automatic firearm, according to the AG’s office. The two officers discharged their service weapons multiple times in response, striking McDaniel once in the head.