A massive Halloween rager was broken up early Sunday morning in the Bronx after hundreds of costumer-wearing party-goers were caught crowding in a packed warehouse as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
Just before 1:30 a.m. on Sunday, deputy sheriffs found more than 557 people dancing and drinking alcohol inside a warehouse on Seabury Avenue near Butler Place. The party had two DJs and a walk-up bar, as well as bathrooms and a food truck set up in a loading zone, according to Sheriff Joseph Fucito, who also noted that that social distancing was not being practiced.
Deputy sheriffs saw more than 150 people entering from a back gate at 1445 Commerce Avenue to get inside, the Sheriff’s Office said.
The venue didn’t have a liquor license of any kind, in violation of state liquor laws in addition to coronavirus emergency orders.
The party was shut down and some 20 organizers, bouncers, employees, and entertainers were slapped with court appearance tickets.