27 bars in NYC, Long Island, Westchester lose liquor licenses due to COVID-19 violations

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By 1010 WINS

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The State Liquor Authority suspended the liquor licenses of 27 more bars and restaurants in New York City, in Westchester County and on Long Island as part of its ongoing crackdown against COVID-19-related violations, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday.

The SLA has suspended a total of 201 New York state businesses’ liquor licenses for pandemic-related violations, Cuomo said in a release Friday afternoon. The following bars and restaurants had their liquor licenses suspended between Aug. 29 and Sept. 13, the release said: 
  • Belle Harbor Yacht Club at 533 Beach 126th Street in Queens, on August 29, 2020: "On August 28th, following complaints of a large gathering, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force observed approximately eighty patrons standing, drinking and congregating in a parking lot outside the premises, ignoring social distancing guidelines. Approximately twenty-five individuals were observed without facial coverings."
  • Karvouna Mezze 241 Bowery in Manhattan, on August 29, 2020: "On August 28th, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force observed a guitar player and a singer without a facial coverings performing outside the premises. Approximately twenty patrons — most without facial coverings — were drinking, dancing and violating social distancing regulations."
  • Temptations at 10 Carlough Road in Bohemia, on September 1, 2020: "On August 29th , investigators with the state's multi-agency task force observed approximately ten patrons and employees — most without facial coverings — standing, congregating and lingering directly in front of the premises, ignoring social distancing guidelines. Upon entering the establishment, investigators observed several employees without facial coverings, including two bartenders, multiple security guards, and an employee performing a lap dance. Investigators also documented patrons ignoring social distancing inside the establishment, and no food was observed at tables throughout the premises."
  • SoHo KTV & Bar at 32-02 Linden Place in Queens, on September 1, 2020: "On August 30th, the New York City Sheriff's Office responded to the location following complaints the bar was open and operating with patrons inside, in violation of the Governor's Executive Orders. The Sheriff's Office reported observing a group of forty to fifty patrons exiting the building from an emergency exit as officers arrived. Officers inspected the karaoke rooms inside the premises and found evidence patrons had just left, including left over food and partially-consumed bottles of alcohol. Another twenty-three patrons, along with the manager, were found by officers on the roof of the premises."   
  • CJ Diamond Café at 41-02 College Point Boulevard in Queens, on September 2, 2020: "On September 1st, the New York City Sheriff's Office arrived at the location at approximately 11:30 p.m in response to a complaint of people inside the premises and observed a group of people entering the establishment. Upon entering, officers found thirty patrons inside and witnessed between seventy-five and one hundred additional patrons departing the premises through an emergency exit. Officers found two rooms inside the premises with patrons singing, drinking and several smoking -- in clear violation of the Governor's Executive Orders, which have prohibited indoors service since March 16th and the NYS Clean Indoor Air Act." 
  • Plaza Papo Deli at 350-26 East Main Street in Patchogue, on September 2, 2020: "On August 29th, following an underage sting where an underage agent with the Suffolk County Police Department was able to purchase alcohol at Plaza Papo Deli, an investigator with the state's multi-agency task force entered the grocery store -- which is not permitted to serve alcohol for on-premises consumption -- and observed ten patrons drinking alcohol, listening to music and watching TV in the rear of the premises. The investigator also discovered illicit prescription drugs for sale behind the counter and the Suffolk County Police arrested the manager for criminal diversion of prescription medication."
  • La Troncalena Lounge & Restaurant at 102-10 37th Avenue in Queens, on September 2, 2020: "On August 30th, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force observed six patrons drinking inside, multiple employees without masks, and ten to fifteen patrons outside drinking and not socially distancing, one of which was singing karaoke, all in flagrant violation of multiple  Governor's Executive Orders including one in place since March 16, 2020."
  • Black Emperor Bar at 197 2nd Avenue in Manhattan, on September 2, 2020: "On August 31st, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force observed in excess of eight patrons standing, drinking and congregating in front of the licensed premises.  Inside, investigators observed three patrons sitting and drinking at the bar and one patron standing inside with a drink in his hand, all in flagrant violation of the Governor's Executive Order in place since March 16, 2020."
  • Las Lagunas Deli Grocery at 281 Saint Nicholas Avenue in Queens, on September 4, 2020: "On September 2nd, NYPD officers found nine individuals inside this grocery store — which is not permitted to serve alcohol for on-premises consumption at all -- drinking and violating social distancing regulations. Officers also discovered two illegal gambling video game devices inside the premises."
  • Taqueria Diana at 524 9th Avenue in Manhattan, on September 4, 2020: "On September 2nd, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force observed five patrons drinking inside the premises, in flagrant violation of the Governor's Executive Order, which has prohibited indoors dining in New York City since March 16, 2020. The patrons were not wearing facial coverings or practicing social distancing, and both the bartender and a kitchen employee were also observed without facial coverings. The business is a repeat offender, with investigators observing two patrons inside the premises on July 28th."
  • We Go KTV at 36-10 Union Street in Queens, on September 4, 2020: "On September 4th, in response to 311 complaints of loud thumping music emanating from the premises, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force and officers with the NYPD observed six patrons in the lobby entering the premises. Upon entering the third floor of the establishment, investigators discovered a crowd estimated to be in excess of one-hundred patrons. After the patrons began rushing out the emergency exit, the inspection team required backup from the 109th Precinct, and NYPD officers subsequently arrested of two individuals for possession of ketamine and issued two criminal court summonses for "disorderly premise," including a lack of social distancing and patrons not wearing facial coverings throughout the establishment."
  • Off-Key Tikki at 32 Baker Place in Patchogue, on September 4, 2020: "Following complaints of social distancing violations, the SLA issued a warning to the licensee to cease and desist on August 25th. Less than a week later, on August 29th, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force observed seven patrons standing in the outdoor service area without facial coverings and ignoring social distancing regulations. The following night, investigators returned finding several patrons standing, consuming alcohol and mingling about the bar area inside the premises without facial coverings, multiple patrons seated at the bar not spaced 6 feet apart, multiple employees without facial coverings, and multiple patrons exiting the premises with open containers."
  • Sabor Norteno at 102-06 43rd Avenue on Queens, on September 5, 2020: "On September 4th, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force observed over twenty-seven patrons inside the premises consuming alcohol in flagrant violation of the Governor's Executive Order in place since March 16, 2020, which prohibits indoor dining in New York City."
  • The Skinny Bar Lounge at 174 Orchard Street in Manhattan, on September 5, 2020: "On September 4th, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force observed over twenty patrons without facial coverings standing directly in front of the premises, drinking without food; one employee without a facial covering; and seven patrons approximately fifty feet from the premises without facial coverings drinking alcohol."
  • Sushiva at 615 9th Street in Manhattan, on September 5, 2020: "On September 4th, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force observed six patrons drinking and eating inside the establishment, in flagrant violation of the Governor's Executive Order in place since March 16, 2020, which prohibits indoor dining in New York City. Sushiva's liquor license had just been issued three months earlier, on June 1, 2020."
  • Zurang at 41-14 162nd Street in Queens, on September 7, 2020: "On September 3rd, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force observed approximately a dozen patrons dining inside the premises, in addition to another dozen in six separate, permanently constructed rooms in the rear patio, all in flagrant violation of the indoor dining restrictions in place since March 16, 2020."
  • Marco's at 1071 Broadway in Brooklyn, on September 7, 2020: "On September 4th, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force observed thirty-seven patrons drinking without food in the rear yard of the premises, an area with a maximum occupancy of just eighteen. Investigators also observed additional patrons purchasing drinks from a walkup bar, in clear violation of the Governor's Executive Orders."
  • Kochi at 652 10th Avenue in Manhattan, on September 9, 2020: "On September 7th, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force observed approximately twenty patrons directly outside the premises, standing, drinking and ignoring social distancing regulations, most without facial coverings. Investigators entered the premises and observed approximately thirty patrons and servers inside the premises, in flagrant violation of the Governor's Executive Order prohibiting indoor dining in New York City since March 16, 2020."
  • Casa Rubio Restaurant at 98-05 Northern Boulevard in Queens, on September 9, 2020: "On September 9th, an investigator with the state's multi-agency task force and NYPD officers observed twenty-seven patrons dining inside the restaurant in violation of the indoor dining restrictions in effect since March 16, 2020. Investigators also observed at least thirty patrons dining outdoors at back-to-back tables with no social distancing and two employees without facial coverings.  Investigators also observed seven patrons without facial coverings waiting to enter the premises and a DJ set up indoors, in violation of their license."
  • Klassique Bar & Lounge at 3813-3817 Boston Road in the Bronx, on September 9, 2020: "On September 5th, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force observed approximately seventy patrons congregating outside the premises, with over half of the patrons standing and drinking near outdoor tables. Investigators also observed one patron inside the premises drinking and a member of the waitstaff without a facial covering."
  • Sunny Grocery & Discount at 131-13 Jamaica Avenue in Queens, on September 11, 2020: "On September 10th, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force and NYPD officers found the grocery store -- which is not permitted to serve alcohol for on-premises consumption at all -- operating as a bar, with five patrons drinking in a back room of the premises, and an illegal, makeshift urinal set up in the backyard for patrons. NYPD officers arrested the licensee, charging him with operating an unlicensed bottle club and for selling untaxed cigarettes."
  • 3 in 1 Deli Grocery at 131-11 Jamaica Avenue in Queens, on September 11, 2020: "On September 10th, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force and officers with the NYPD observed the premises' manager without a facial covering and two patrons drinking inside the establishment without food, in violation of the indoor service restrictions in effect since March 16, 2020. An additional seven patrons were consuming alcohol and violating social distancing regulations in an unauthorized indoor structure in the backyard. In addition, an open bottle of hard liquor, prescription medication, and cigarettes were found at the establishment, even though their license only authorizes the sale of beer. NYPD officers issued criminal court summonses to the manager for criminal diversion of prescription medication, sale of cigarettes without a license, and failure to comply with Executive Orders regarding indoor service and employees without facial coverings."
  • Blue Bar & Grill at 30 North Broadway in Yonkers, on September 11, 2020: "On September 9th, in response to numerous complaints of excessive noise and social distancing violations, the Yonkers Police Department and Yonkers Fire Department conducted a compliance check of the premises, finding a DJ playing extremely loud music with one-hundred-nineteen patrons crowded inside the bar with a maximum occupancy of just sixty-two under the Department of Health's indoor service guidelines. Officers reported a total lack of social distancing inside the bar, with numerous patrons not wearing facial coverings and mingling and drinking throughout the premises. Officers additionally noted no food was being served and found the businesses' food permit had expired."
  • Toku Modern Asian at 2014C Northern Boulevard in Manhasset, on September 12, 2020: "On September 11th, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force observed a long line of patrons waiting to enter the premises while ignoring social distancing and with just a handful wearing facial coverings. Investigators documented 118 patrons crowded inside the premises, which has a maximum occupancy of just 90 under the Department of Health's indoor service guidelines. An additional 67 patrons were gathered in an outside dining area that had a maximum occupancy of just 32. Investigators also observed numerous patrons buying drinks from the bar without food and taking them outside to consume."
  • Joyce's Tavern at 3823-3825 Richmond Avenue on Staten Island, on September 12, 2020: "On September 11th, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force observed a table of ten patrons inside the premises consuming beverages and another table of one eating and drinking inside -- violating  the indoor dining restrictions in effect since March 16, 2020."
  • Suenos Americano Bar Restaurant at 35-14 & 35-16 Junction Boulevard in Queens, on September 13, 2020: On September 12th, NYPD officers responding to noise complaints after 1: found the premises and front gate closed. Upon observing a patron exit the premises from a side entrance, officers gained entry to find approximately 75 individuals being herded out of an indoor basement bar area -- operating in flagrant violation of the Governor's Executive Order in place since March 16, 2020 restricting indoor dining in New York City. Officers report no food being served and employees not wearing facial coverings, while pictures reflect dozens of patrons present without facial coverings and ignoring social distancing regulations. Officers also witnessed DJ's packing up equipment even though this licensee is not permitted to have a DJ or operate as a nightclub."
  • Patrizia Pizza at 35 Broadway in Brooklyn, on September 13, 2020: "On September 12th, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force observed a group of at least 26 patrons at two tables directly outside the premises, in violation of Department of Health and SLA social distancing rules. Inside, investigators observed patrons at six tables eating and drinking, in flagrant violation of the Governors' Executive Order in place since March 16, 2020 restricting indoor dining in New York City."

The following 12 New York City-area bars and restaurants had their liquor licenses suspended on Aug. 19, Aug. 21, Aug. 22 and Aug. 23:

  • 75 Main Group at 75 Main Street in Southampton, on August 23, 2020: "On August 22nd, SLA investigators and officers conducted a joint inspection of the premises. At approximately 6:00 pm, investigators observed a line of patrons waiting to enter the premises, ignoring social distancing, with most not wearing facial coverings. Investigators also observed two bartenders and three servers without facial coverings. The business is a repeat offender, with the Village of Southampton Police documenting 75 patrons eating inside on June 13th, prior to indoor dining being allowed on Long Island, and investigators from the state taskforce observing three employees without facial coverings on July 28th."
  • Esquina Tequila at 40-01 Northern Boulevard in Queens, on August 23, 2020: "On August 20th, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force and NYPD officers observed at least ten individuals drinking, congregating, and ignoring social distancing regulations directly in front of the premises. Only after the task force arrived did an employee attempt to confiscate drinks from the patrons outside."
  • Mally's Deli & Grocery at 199 Knickerbocker Avenue in Brooklyn, on August 23, 2020: "On August 21st, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force and NYPD officers observed numerous patrons standing and seated outside the premises, drinking alcohol without food. In addition, three patrons were found drinking inside and three employees were observed without facial coverings. Investigators also discovered brands of tequila not registered for sale in New York State being sold at the premises."
  • La Fogata Restaurant & Café at 1549 Gates Avenue in Brooklyn, on August 23, 2020: "On August 22nd, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force observed a patron sitting outside drinking without food. Inside, investigators documented two patrons drinking and playing pool — which has been prohibited in New York City since March 16, 2020 — and a bartender without a facial covering."
  • NY Pizza Café & Spanish Food Restaurant at 1485 Myrtle Avenue in Brooklyn, on August 23, 2020: "On August 22nd, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force observed three patrons inside the restaurant consuming alcohol without food, two employees and the owner without facial coverings, and alcoholic beverages being sold to go without food. When questioned, the manager admitted the premises was not serving any food — in direct violation of the Governor's Executive Orders."
  • El Salvador Restaurant De Marina at 1544 Myrtle Avenue in Brooklyn, on August 23, 2020: "On August 22nd, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force observed ten patrons inside the restaurant without facial coverings, consuming alcohol without food, and six other patrons drinking alcohol immediately outside the premises — all in violation of the Governor's Executive Orders. Investigators also documented six employees without facial coverings. When the manager was told to tell the patrons to leave, she initially refused."
  • La Perla Del Ulua Restaurant at 354 Melrose Street in Brooklyn, on August 22, 2020: "On August 21st, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force heard excessively loud music as they approached the premises, finding an unauthorized DJ playing music in front of the establishment and at least 37 patrons standing shoulder to shoulder, drinking and dancing, effectively creating an illegal outdoor nightclub. When investigators arrived, a manager from the premises ran outside to distribute masks to patrons. Others  were observed drinking inside the premises, in violation of the indoor dining restrictions in effect since March 16, 2020.  All of the violations observed occurred after the NYC 11:00 p.m. curfew for outdoor dining."
  • Noree Thai Bazaar at 274 Grand Street in Manhattan, on August 21, 2020: "On August 19th, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force observed three patrons consuming alcohol inside the premises and two employees without facial coverings, in violation of the Governors' Executive Orders."
  • Izzy's Fried Chicken at 262 Kingston Avenue in Brooklyn, on August 21, 2020: "On August 19th, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force observed five patrons dining in an enclosed area that was illegally converted into an indoor space without the approval of the SLA or the NYC Department of Buildings." 
  • Privileged Gentleman's Club at 49-14 Queens Boulevard in Queens, on August 21, 2020: "On August 20th, a security guard without a facial covering attempted to block investigators with the state's multi-agency task force and NYPD officers from entering the premises. After gaining entry, investigators discovered 33 patrons inside a makeshift room constructed with a plastic tarp roof and four walls, consuming alcohol and ignoring social distancing guidelines. Investigators also documented two additional employees inside without facial coverings."    
  • Palm Court Restaurant & Lounge at 171-16 Hillside Avenue in Queens, on August 19, 2020: "On August 18th, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force observed four patrons inside the premises — two drinking alcohol and two playing pool — in violation of the Governors' Executive Orders in place since March 16, 2020 restricting indoor service. Investigators also documented two employees without facial coverings."
  • New Heights of NY at 137 Schenectady Avenue in Brooklyn, on August 19, 2020: "On August 15th, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force and NYPD officers observed two patrons standing and drinking directly in front of the premises without facial coverings. Investigators documented four additional patrons consuming alcohol inside the premises, in flagrant violation of the Governor's Executive Order in place since March 16, 2020."

The following 14 New York City-area bars had their liquor licenses suspended on Aug. 14, Aug. 15 and Aug. 16:

  • River's Edge at 657-659 Lenox Avenue in Manhattan, on August 16, 2020: "On August 15th, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force observed approximately fifteen patrons standing and drinking directly outside the premises, most without facial coverings. Inside, investigators documented five patrons sitting at the bar consuming alcohol, in flagrant violation of the Governors' Executive Order in place since March 16, 2020 restricting indoor dining. Investigators also observed three employees not wearing facial coverings and found no evidence that food was being served — in violation of the state's Alcohol Beverage Control Law dating back to 1964."
  • El Porton Bar & Restaurant at 576 Southern Boulevard in the Bronx, on August 16, 2020: "On August 15th, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force observed eleven patrons consuming alcohol inside the premises, in violation of the Governors' Executive Order in place since March 16, 2020 restricting indoor dining."
  • El Viejo Gran Café at 498 East 138th Street in the Bronx, on August 16, 2020: "On August 15th, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force observed six patrons consuming alcohol and eating inside the premises in violation of the Governors' Executive Order restricting indoor dining, in addition to two employees and the owner without facial coverings."
  • La Espiga 3 Estrellas at 558 Southern Boulevard in the Bronx, on August 16, 2020: "On August 15th, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force observed eleven patrons consuming alcohol and eating inside the premises in violation of the Governors' Executive Order restricting indoor dining."
  • Palace of Zuly at 913 Wyckoff Avenue in Queens, on August 16, 2020: "On August 15th , NYPD officers observed sixteen patrons consuming alcohol and eating inside the premises, including several at the bar sitting shoulder-to-shoulder, in violation of the Governors' Executive Order restricting indoor dining. Two employees and a manager were observed without facial coverings. The officers also found the business illegally selling hookah without a permit."
  • Villa's Lounge 2 at 130-132 Audubon Avenue in Manhattan, on August 16, 2020: "On August 14th, as investigators with the state's multi-agency task force approached the premises, they heard loud music, which was encouraging approximately twenty patrons to drink and congregate directly in front of the restaurant after the 11:00 p.m. curfew for outside dining in New York City. Tables were blocking pedestrian walkways and were not properly spaced, with numerous patrons standing shoulder-to-shoulder without facial coverings. There was no food observed being served during the inspection, with investigators also documenting two employees and a manger without facial coverings."   
  • Tempest Bar at 407 8th Avenue in Manhattan, on August 15, 2020: "On August 14th, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force observed approximately twenty patrons standing and drinking directly outside the premises. Inside, investigators documented twenty patrons consuming alcohol while standing at the bar in flagrant violation of the Governors' Executive Order in place since March 16, 2020 restricting indoor dining."
  • Picante at 3424 Broadway in Manhattan, on August 15, 2020: "On August 15th, at approximately 1:00 am — two hours after New York City's curfew for outdoor dining — investigators with the state's multi-agency task force observed at least ten patrons standing in front of the premises without masks, consuming alcohol at a plainly illegal stand-up bar window. In addition to the illegal bar window, investigators also observed a live DJ, creating a nightclub atmosphere. In addition, four patrons were found standing and drinking inside the premises at the bar, four employees working in the kitchen were observed without facial coverings, and the evidence reflected no food was being served with alcohol."
  • Rico Pollo at 3352 Fulton Street in Brooklyn, on August 15, 2020: "On August 13th, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force observed two patrons inside the premises eating and drinking, in addition to several patrons lined up inside without facial coverings ordering food, all in violation of the Governors' Executive Orders in place since March 16, 2020 restricting indoor service. At least ten employees were observed without facial coverings, including the manager, who admitted he could not control the crowds gathered inside. The kitchen was also observed to be extremely unsanitary and a serious health hazard."
  • Juanito's Grocery at 144 Sherman Avenue in Manhattan, on August 15, 2020: "On August 14th, NYPD officers and investigators with the state's multi-agency task force discovered the licensed grocery store — which is not permitted to serve alcohol for on-premises consumption at all — operating as an outdoor nightclub, with table and chairs set up outside, a speaker blasting music, and a window through which alcohol was being served. Approximately 25 patrons were congregating, drinking, and dancing in front of the premises. In addition, hard liquor was being served even though the grocery was only licensed to sell beer. NYPD officers arrested the store clerk, charging her with illegally selling prescription medications, possession and sale of liquor without a license, and failure to comply with social distancing regulations."
  • El Ambiente Restaurant Patio and Lounge at 2896 Fulton Street in Brooklyn, on August 14, 2020: "On August 13th, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force observed over 80 patrons — including some who were standing and not socially distancing — consuming alcohol in a cramped, indoor space with tables too close together. In addition, at least twelve patrons were congregating in front of the premises, drinking and ignoring social distancing guidelines. Investigators also documented several employees without proper facial coverings, including a bartender, a valet, a member of the kitchen staff, and two members of the waitstaff." 
  • Mio Posto at 777 West Beech Street in Long Beach, on August 14, 2020: "On August 8th, officers with the Long Beach Police Department, responding to complaints from this New Yorkers in this residential neighborhood, heard extremely loud music emanating from the premises and observed twenty patrons congregating outside. Upon entering, officers observed approximately 200 patrons inside the restaurant, which has a maximum occupancy of just 145 under COVID-related regulations. Approximately half of the patrons were in a room with no tables, standing, drinking, ignoring social distancing guidelines, and not wearing facial coverings. The Long Beach Police Department reports that they had previously issued warnings to the premises on two separate occasions in late July."
  • St. Dymphna's at 117 Avenue A in Manhattan, on August 14, 2020: "On August 11th, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force observed numerous patrons standing, drinking, and ignoring social distancing guidelines outside the premises, with multiple customers observed ordering beverages from a takeout window. Investigators checking sales receipts found that practically no food was purchased with orders that evening, in violation of the Governor's Executive Orders. This was the third strike for this business, a repeat offender that the SLA had charged for violating the Governor's Executive Orders on June 26th and on August 10th."
  • Faro Sports Bar & Lounge at 3247 Fulton Street in Brooklyn, on August 14, 2020: "On August 13th, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force found a speaker blasting loud music in front of this premises, encouraging numerous patrons to congregate and linger directly outside. In addition, five employees were observed without facial coverings. Investigators determined that the establishment's liquor license had been illegally sold to a third party without the approval of the SLA and charged the licensee with "availing" the license by allowing persons who are not approved by the SLA to own or operate the premises. With the SLA-approved licensee not present to ensure the public could be protected from the spread of COVID-19 and other dangers, the Board suspended the premise's license."

The following 38 bars had their liquor licenses suspended Aug. 5 through Aug. 11:

  • El Trono De Mexico Sports Bar at 38-19 69th Street in Queens, on August 11, 2020: "On August 10th, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force observed alcohol sold without food at four separate tables outside the restaurant, in violation of the food requirement guidelines implemented to prevent congregations and mingling that have led to spikes of COVID-19 cases in other states."
  • El Marquez at 88-11 Roosevelt Avenue in Queens, on August 11, 2020: "On August 10th, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force observed alcohol sold without food at three separate tables outside the restaurant, in violation of the food requirement guidelines. Two patrons — including one signing karaoke — were observed standing and drinking without facial coverings. A member of the wait staff was also observed without a facial covering. The business is a repeat offender, with investigators observing patrons drinking and congregating outside the premises past the 11 p.m. NYC curfew for outside dining on July 25th. Investigators also found four employees without facial coverings and the kitchen closed."
  • 880 Roy's Restaurant & Bar at 1951 Southern Boulevard in the Bronx, on August 10, 2020: "On August 9th, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force observed at least a dozen patrons without facial coverings standing in groups in front of the restaurant, in close proximity to patrons seated at tables. One patron was observed drinking inside the premises, in violation of the indoor dining restrictions in effect since March 16, 2020 and pursuant to clear SLA and DOH Guidance. Investigators also documented two employees not wearing facial coverings."
  • Angiolina's Restaurant at 1322A Jerome Avenue in the Bronx, on August 10, 2020: "On August 9th, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force observed eleven patrons eating and consuming alcohol, many of them shoulder to shoulder, inside the premises in flagrant violation of the Governor's Executive Order in place since March 16, 2020. After initially claiming they were all employees, the manager admitted that they were really patrons when none were able to provide any proof of their employment."
  • Brasier Ceviche Wine Bar at 3775 10th Avenue in Manhattan, on August 10, 2020: "On August 8th, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force and officers with the NYPD observed a DJ playing extremely loud music outside the restaurant, in violation of licensee-agreed stipulations on noise, creating a nightclub atmosphere with fifteen patrons drinking and congregating directly in front of the premises. Investigators documented two members of the kitchen staff and two patrons inside the restaurant without facial coverings. The establishment was also found selling hookah illegally, including nicotine hookah which is prohibited even with a valid hookah permit."
  • Mangu Patio at 122-07 15th Avenue in Queens, on August 10, 2020: "On August 8th, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force observed fifteen patrons standing, congregating and mingling directly outside bar while consuming alcohol, ignoring social distancing guidelines and not wearing facial coverings."
  • Solace Bar & Grill at 3496 Broadway aka 540 West 143rd Street in Manhattan, on August 10, 2020: "On August 9th, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force observed ten patrons drinking and congregating directly in front of the premises without facial coverings at around 12:50 a.m., well past the 11:00 p.m. curfew for outside dining in New York City. Multiple employees were also observed without facial coverings, with the restaurant's manager telling investigators he is unable to control the crowds. The manager also admitted to selling hookah without a permit and the premises was found in violation of NYC DOT outdoor guidelines for blocking the sidewalk."
  • Beer Garden at Bohemian Hall at 29-01-19 24th Avenue in Queens, on August 9, 2020: "On August 8th, investigators warned this establishment that patrons are not allowed to stand and consume alcohol outside the premises. Later that evening, investigators from the multi-agency task force observed twenty patrons standing and drinking in the establishment's outdoor area, ignoring social distancing guidelines without facial coverings. Investigators entered the restaurant to find an additional twenty customers lined up for drinks at the bar, in flagrant violation of the Governor's Executive Order in place since March 16, 2020."
  • Lucky Seven Restaurant & Bar at 1447-1457 St. Nicholas Avenue in Manhattan, on August 9, 2020: "On August 8th, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force observed fifteen patrons standing and consuming alcohol directly in front of the premises. The owner, present at the time of the inspection, claimed he could not control the crowd; however, investigators noted that extremely loud music outside with flashing lights were encouraging patrons to linger and congregate. Investigators also documented five employees without facial coverings."
  • Café Expresso at 25-51A Steinway Street in Astoria, on August 9, 2020: "On August 7th, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force observed fifteen patrons drinking and congregating in front of the premises, ignoring social distancing guidelines — most without facial coverings. There were ten chairs set up set up for outdoor service without tables, and the premises' owner was observed not wearing a facial covering."
  • The Hairy Lemon at 28-30 Avenue B in Manhattan, on August 9, 2020: "On August 8th, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force observed patrons standing and drinking without facial coverings outside the premises and confirmed that the location was operating a bar-type service, selling drinks to multiple patrons without substantial food."
  • Pyramids Hookah and Bar at 40-19 Bell Boulevard in Queens, on August 9, 2020: "On August 8th, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force observed twelve patrons standing on the sidewalk outside bar, most without facial coverings, drinking and smoking hookah illegally, while congregating and mingling."
  • La Casa Del Mofongo at 1451 St. Nicholas Street in Manhattan, on August 9, 2020: "On August 8th, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force observed extremely loud music coming from the premises, encouraging approximately twenty patrons to congregate and drink in front of the establishment, while ignoring social distancing guidelines and without facial coverings. Investigators documented four employees without facial coverings, including three members of the kitchen staff and a manager. Investigators also noted fourteen patrons lined up waiting for table service after the 11:00 p.m. curfew for outside dining in New York City."
  • Las' Lap at 74 Orchard Street in Manhattan, on August 8, 2020: "On August 7th, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force observed approximately twenty-five patrons without facial coverings sitting, standing, and kneeling around tables pushed together under a small tent, ignoring social distancing guidelines. Inside the restaurant, investigators observed eight patrons — including two who were seated — eating and drinking, which has been illegal since March 16, 2020."
  • Dark Bullet Sake and Oyster Bar at 154 West 72nd Street in Manhattan, on August 8, 2020: "On August 3rd, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force observed several patrons inside the premises drinking at the bar and playing pool with no food being served. When investigators entered, fifteen patrons immediately exited the premises with alcoholic beverages."
  • Spicy Moon Vegan Szechuan at 68 West 3rd Street in Manhattan, on August 8, 2020: "On August 7th, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force observed approximately fourteen patrons inside the premises drinking, including two at the bar and four dancing. In addition, three employees were observed without facial coverings. Outside, five patrons were standing and drinking without facial coverings."
  • Cielo Ristorante at 1435 Hylan Boulevard on Staten Island, on August 8, 2020: "On August 7th, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force observed several patrons seated at tables inside the restaurant eating and drinking in flagrant violation of the Governor's Executive Order in place since March 16, 2020."
  • The Wayland at 700 East 9th Street in Manhattan, on August 8, 2020: "On August 7th, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force observed at least 13 patrons without facial coverings standing the outside bar, congregating and mingling. Investigators also noted patrons served drinks at an outdoor table without food."
  • Gold Room BK at 429 Rogers Avenue in Brooklyn, on August 8, 2020: "On August 7th, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force observed two patrons eating and drinking inside the premises and two others standing at the bar consuming alcohol. In addition, three patrons and two employees were observed without facial coverings and ignoring social distancing guidelines."
  • Halsey Bar & Grill at 4404 Avenue H in Brooklyn, on August 8, 2020: "On August 7th, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force observed two patrons inside the restaurant drinking alcohol and several employees, including the manager, without facial coverings.  Six patrons were also observed standing in front of the premises ignoring social distancing guidelines."
  • The Juicy Box at 2281 Nostrand Avenue in Brooklyn, on August 8, 2020: "On August 7th, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force observed ten patrons standing, drinking, and congregating under a tent outside the premises, ignoring social distancing guidelines. The owner, who was present at the time of the inspection, and several of his employees were not wearing facial coverings. In addition, NYPD officers recovered illegal fireworks inside the premises and issued a summons."
  • Aliada at 29-19 Broadway in Astoria, on August 8, 2020: "On August 7th, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force observed several patrons outside, congregating, standing, and consuming alcohol, presumably while waiting for seating. Additionally, numerous tables were arranged indoors in order to provide dining during a rainstorm."
  • Maiden Lane at 162 Avenue B in Manhattan, on August 7, 2020: "On August 6th, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force observed the restaurant selling alcohol for consumption on the premises and 'to go' with just a 0.5-ounce package of oyster crackers — in flagrant violation of state requirements that substantial food be served to limit mingling in bars. Investigators documented six customers being served at a walk up bar at an outside window, approximately seventeen patrons drinking on the premises with only crackers, and another patron ordering two margaritas served with straws and no food, who then proceeded to walk across the street and get in a car."
  • 14 East 47th Pub Inc. aka "Connolly's Pub" at 14 East 47th Street in Manhattan, on August 7, 2020: "On August 6th, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force observed multiple patrons gathered outside the restaurant, ignoring social distancing guidelines, standing and drinking from open containers in full view of the restaurant's manager." 
  • Olivia's Restaurant & Lounge at 1854 Westchester Avenue in the Bronx, on August 7, 2020: "On August 6th, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force observed multiple patrons gathered outside the restaurant without facial coverings, with music blasting from a speaker encouraging patrons to congregate. Four patrons were seen standing and consuming alcohol without facial coverings near the outdoor dining area and two employees were observed without facial coverings."
  • Dominie's at 34-07 30th Avenue in Astoria, on August 7, 2020: "On August 6th, after warning the premises earlier that evening regarding employees wearing facial coverings and patrons walking up and ordering from the bar, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force returned to find four patrons standing and consuming alcohol, two patrons inside ordering drinks without food from the bar, and kitchen staff without facial coverings."
  • Cloister Café at 238 East 9th Street in Manhattan, on August 7, 2020: "On August 7th, the New York City Sheriff's Office requested assistance from the state's multi-agency task force at this establishment approximately 12:30 a.m. — well past the 11 p.m. NYC curfew. Investigators found the restaurant operating as a nightclub and hookah lounge with a live DJ, documenting numerous patrons ignoring social distancing with lines of customers congregating in front of the premises without facial coverings, at least twenty patrons consuming alcohol indoors under a fixed roof, and no receipts for food purchases. The inspection identified thirty-three significant fire and life safety violations, with the NYC Sheriff's Office issuing seven criminal court summonses."  
  • Marie's at 5 Hyatt Street on Staten Island, on August 6, 2020: "On August 5th, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force observed multiple patrons gathered outside the restaurant ignoring social distancing guidelines, standing and drinking. In addition, investigators found a walk-up bar service selling drinks without food, and two employees - including the owner — without facial coverings. When investigators spoke with the owner, she insisted she does not have to wear a facial covering in her own establishment, in direct violation of the Governor's orders."
  • Phoenix Bar and Restaurant at 1404 Ogden Avenue in the Bronx, on August 6, 2020: "On July 31st, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force could hear excessively loud music as they approached the premises, observing a security guard without a facial covering and six patrons drinking on an unlicensed parking lot converted into a nightclub. Investigators report the restaurant was essentially operating as a hookah lounge with a live DJ, serving alcohol without any food in the kitchen, and with five employees — in addition to a DJ and hookah server — without facial coverings."
  • The Village Green at 14-17 150th Street in Queens, on August 6, 2020: "On August 5th, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force found the premises doors locked, with the curtains drawn and a sign obstructing the view inside. Investigators were able to enter the premises when an employee removing trash - including liquor bottles — opened the front door. Inside, investigators documented four patrons drinking indoors at the bar without food being served and a bartender in close proximity to the patrons without a facial covering."
  • Ponte Vecchio Restaurant at 8810 4th Avenue in Brooklyn, on August 6, 2020: "On August 5th, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force observed twelve patrons dining inside the restaurant, which has been illegal since March 16, 2020. Investigators also noted approximately ten patrons without facial coverings walking through the interior of the restaurant onto the back patio."
  • Elliot's at 23 Woodcleft Avenue in Freeport, on August 6, 2020: "At approximately 6:30 p.m. on August 5th, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force observed multiple patrons walking around and drinking at an outside bar, kitchen staff without facial coverings, and management serving patrons alcohol without food. After initially attempting to pass off falsified receipts with food orders, the manager admitted he had fabricated them and that the venue was running a bar service. Despite being caught with multiple violations earlier that evening, the premises continued to operate and when investigators returned two hours later, they found approximately 100 patrons crammed into the location. Investigators contacted the Freeport Police Department and, when police arrived, they found sixty-nine patrons standing shoulder to shoulder at the crowded outside bar, drinking and ignoring social distancing."
  • Gran Torino at 131 Berry Street in Brooklyn, on August 6, 2020: "On August 4th, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force observed six patrons at three separate tables eating and drinking inside, in violation of the Governor's Executive Orders which do not permit indoor service in NYC."
  • The End Zone at 149-44 14th Avenue in Queens, on August 6, 2020: "On August 5th, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force observed seven patrons being served inside the premises — which is prohibited in New York City — from a bartender without a facial covering."
  • Bestia Kitchen at 1353 Edward L Grant Highway in the Bronx, on August 5, 2020: "On July 31st, investigators observed eight patrons standing in front of the premises, in addition to four employees — including the manager — without facial coverings. Loud music was playing outside, encouraging patrons to congregate and cars to double park in front of the establishment, with investigators documenting a server, who was not wearing a mask, delivering beverages to one of the parked cars without food. Investigators also documented three patrons inside the premises, one drinking alcohol and two smoking hookah."
  • O'Side Restaurant & Lounge" at 1472 Ogden Avenue in the Bronx, on August 5, 2020: "On August 2nd, investigators observed an overcrowded nightclub-like atmosphere directly in front of the premises, with music blasting, numerous patrons blocking the sidewalk, drinking, mingling, standing, and ignoring social distancing guidelines. In addition, a security guard was observed without a facial covering."
  • Anaiah Restaurant at 744 Myrtle Avenue in Brooklyn, on August 5, 2020: "On July 30th, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force observed 15 patrons drinking and smoking hookah in a shed constructed in the rear yard of the premises. The restaurant had no food service at the time of the inspection, with investigators also documenting three employees without facial coverings."
  • Signature & Faberge" at 2007-2011 Emmons Avenue in Brooklyn, on August 5, 2020: "On July 24th NYPD officers observed approximately 150-200 patrons in front of and inside of the premises at 1:30 a.m., in flagrant violation of the Governor's Executive Orders and past the 11 p.m. curfew for outside dining in New York City. The NYPD reports they have issued numerous warnings to the establishment, with the restaurant requiring constant police presence during the weekends."

The following 10 New York City-area establishments temporarily lost their licenses on Aug. 3 and Aug. 4:

  • Court Deli Restaurant at 96 East 161st Street in the Bronx, on August 4, 2020: "Based on complaints of patrons eating inside the premises, on August 3rd, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force observed four patrons at two separate tables eating and drinking inside the premises, with evidence of other inside service as well."
  • Suite 704 at 704-706A Nostrand Avenue in Brooklyn, on August 4, 2020: "On August 1st NYPD officers observed twelve patrons eating inside the premises, employees without facial coverings, and a DJ set up inside, in violation of their license and the Governor's Executive Orders which do not permit inside service at all in NYC."
  • Sirenita Lounge at 12 Croton Avenue in Ossining, on August 4, 2020: "The SLA received a referral from the Village of Ossining Police Department that on July 31st, officers conducting a compliance inspection observed a bar-type scene inside with patrons drinking, playing pool and mingling inside without masks and ignoring social distancing guidelines; several patrons were also loitering and drinking directly outside of the establishment."    
  • Boxcar Lounge at 168 Avenue B in Manhattan, on August 4, 2020: "On August 3rd, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force interviewed the owner of the business, who admitted to serving alcohol to patrons without food, in addition to acknowledging the business does not have a kitchen or prepare food, which has been a requirement of all licensed taverns dating back to 1964.  The licensee previously had been cited and disciplined, in 2019, a "non bona fide" for having no food available."
  • La Vue at 3202 Emmons Avenue in Brooklyn, on August 3, 2020: "On August 2nd, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force observed multiple egregious violations at this licensed premises:  five security guards and two valets without facial coverings directly outside the business, six employees preparing food and three bartenders without facial coverings, forty patrons without masks inside, near the rooftop, and one-hundred-fifty patrons drinking and dancing on the rooftop, with several observed sharing hookah and drinks from bottle service being offered."
  • El Manaba Restaurant at 341 St. Nicholas Avenue in Ridgewood, on August 3, 2020: "On August 2nd, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force observed eleven patrons inside the restaurant eating and consuming alcohol, including seven seated at tables and four at the bar, all of it illegal in New York City. Investigators additionally observed four employees inside the restaurant without facial coverings."
  • Crush Bar and Lounge at 10 West Mount Eden Avenue in the Bronx, on August 3, 2020: On August 2nd, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force observed a DJ playing music outside the premises creating a nightclub-like atmosphere with over twenty-five patrons, most without facial coverings, partying, mingling and drinking."
  • Kazan Mangal at 97-13 Queens Boulevard in Queens, on August 3, 2020: "On August 2nd, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force observed four patrons eating and drinking inside the restaurant. Kazan Mangal already was charged for allowing patrons to eat inside on July 26th."
  • Shanghai Red at 127-129 Westchester Square in the Bronx, on August 3, 2020: "On August 2nd, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force observed three patrons eating and drinking inside the premises, including two at the bar. Directly outside the bar investigators observed several patrons standing, drinking and ignoring social distancing guidelines in addition to a server without a facial covering."
  • The Greek Kitchen at 885 10th Avenue in Manhattan, on August 3, 2020: "Based on complaints of patrons eating inside the premises, on August 2nd, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force observed several patrons dining inside."

The following 19 New York state establishments temporarily lost their licenses on July 31, Aug. 1 and Aug. 2:

  • The New Elbo Room at 170 Delaware Avenue in Albany, on August 2, 2020: "On July 30th, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force conducted an undisclosed compliance check of the premises finding the bar crowded with patrons mingling, drinking and walking around the premises without facial coverings. Numerous sales of alcohol to patrons without food were observed, with the bartender informing investigators they only needed to purchase chips with alcohol. Investigators also observed patrons playing pool, and witnessed several patrons exiting the premises with alcoholic beverages without food. At no time during the inspection did investigators observe employees ask patrons to be seated, wear masks, not to stand and drink at the bar, or maintain social distancing."
  • Tequila Sunrise at 132 West Fordham Road in the Bronx, on August 2, 2020: "On July 25th, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force observed five employees without facial coverings, including the manager, two servers, a bouncer and a DJ. On August 1st, the SLA received a referral from the NYPD that on July 23rd and 24th, the premises was in full operation after New York City's 11 p.m. curfew for outside service, with over one-hundred-fifty patrons gathered outside the business, standing and drinking without facemasks, smoking hookah, with loud music playing with cars double parked in the street blocking traffic. The NYPD issued a summons on July 24th."
  • Brothers Taverna at 23-01 Steinway Street in Astoria, on August 2, 2020: "On August 1st, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force observed a band playing with a crowd of approximately twenty-five patrons standing and dancing in front of the establishment without facial coverings, ignoring social distancing guidelines and consuming alcoholic beverages from clear plastic cups with no lids."
  • La Sabrosura at 25A East 170 Street in the Bronx, on August 2, 2020: "On July 31st, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force observed a DJ without a facial covering playing music in the street encouraging patrons congregate. Investigators documented four employees not wearing face coverings, over ten patrons at tables not properly spaced apart, patrons standing, ignoring social distancing guidelines and alcohol being sold on the premises and "to go" without any food, with the kitchen not operational during the inspection."
  • Bettolona at 3143 Broadway in Manhattan, on August 2, 2020: "On August 1st, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force observed nine patrons sitting inside the restaurant eating and consuming alcohol. Additionally, an employee in the kitchen was observed cooking without a facial covering." 
  • 21 Greenpoint at 21 Greenpoint Avenue in Brooklyn, on August 2, 2020: "On August 1st, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force observed two patrons inside the premises eating and drinking at the bar without facial coverings. Investigators also observed a crowd congregating directly outside the premises with two patrons without facial coverings standing and eating in addition to an unauthorized sidewalk table next to curb side."
  • Posh at 405 West 51st Street in Manhattan, on August 2, 2020: "On August 1st, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force observed approximately thirty patrons gathered outside the restaurant, ignoring social distancing guidelines with numerous patrons standing and drinking, in addition to employees without facial coverings."
  • Lasagna Restaurant at 196 8th Avenue aka 258 West 20th Street in Manhattan, on August 1, 2020: "On July 31st, investigators with 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 the patrons without a facial covering."
  • Congress at 208 Court Street in Brooklyn, on August 1, 2020: "On July 31st, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force observed eleven patrons directly in front of the premises drinking alcohol without food. Additionally, two customers were observed receiving alcoholic beverages to-go in open containers without food." 
  • Made in Mexico at 3950 10th Avenue in Manhattan, on August 1, 2020: "On July 31st, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force observed approximately seventy-five patrons gathered in a nightclub-like-atmosphere in the outdoor dining area, ignoring social distancing guidelines, numerous patrons drinking while standing, with tables not properly spaced apart and numerous patrons and employees without facial coverings."
  • Fokkus Room & Cucine at 136-138 West Fordham Road in the Bronx, on August 1, 2020: "On July 28th, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force observed the premises in full operation after New York City's 11 p.m. curfew for outside service with approximately forty-five individuals congregating in front of the sidewalk of the establishment and into the roadway, not socially distanced, not seated at tables and not wearing facemasks. One server was observed not wearing a face mask and the business had unlawfully expanded its footprint by placing tables in front of a neighboring business."
  • Pazza Notte at 1375A Avenue of the Americas in Manhattan, on August 1, 2020: "On July 28th, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force observed nine patrons standing on the sidewalk in front of the premises without facial coverings, with three observed ordering and consuming alcohol from a makeshift bar at this licensee's premises without any food. 
  • Shinsen at 44 Bowery in Manhattan, on July 31, 2020: "On July 30th, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force observed at least 35 individuals, the majority not wearing masks or following social distancing protocols, consuming alcoholic beverages inside the restaurant without food present. Investigators also observed lap dances being performed by topless females without facemasks inside the premises, which is not approved for adult entertainment."
  • Capelli's Café at 107-11 Northern Boulevard in Corona, on July 31, 2020: "On July 25th, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force observed the premises operating after New York City's 11 p.m. curfew for outside service, with at least 30 patrons seated and 8 patrons standing in the outdoor dining area, ignoring social distancing guidelines, with both employees and patrons observed not wearing facial coverings and no food being served. Additionally, on July 30th the SLA received a referral that on July 27th, NYPD officers responding to a 911 call observed four people, including the restaurant's manager, inside the premises consuming alcohol without face masks."
  • Marina Café at 154 Mansion Avenue on Staten Island, on July 31, 2020: "On July 28th, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force observed twenty patrons in addition to five employees inside the premises without facial coverings. Investigators also observed at least ten tables where patrons were consuming alcohol with no evidence of food being served or having been consumed."
  • True Colors at 7915 Roosevelt Avenue in Jackson Heights, on July 31, 2020: "On July 25th, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force observed approximately twenty patrons standing in front of the location without facial coverings, ignoring social distancing guidelines, and no food being served.  Investigators also noted DJ playing music on the sidewalk without a facemask and outdoor tables extended out in front of a neighboring business. True Colors is a repeat offender, with pending charges for EO violations on July 18th."
  • Amata at 209 15 East 56th Street in Manhattan, on July 31, 2020: "On July 30th, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force observed eight patrons at four separate tables inside the restaurant, in flagrant violation of Executive Order 202.43 regarding indoor dining." 
  • George Keeley's at 485 Amsterdam Avenue in Manhattan, on July 31, 2020: "On July 30th, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force observed twelve patrons standing and congregating around high top tables outside the bar with alcohol and with just one basket of popcorn on the table."
  • Yeras Restaurant and Sports Bar at 86-09 Northern Boulevard in Jackson Heights in Jackson Heights, on July 31, 2020: "On July 18th, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force observed the business operating after New York City's 11 p.m. curfew for outside service with fourteen patrons congregating outside the premises without face masks, consuming alcohol, and ignoring social distancing guidelines. An employee at the front door was not wearing a face covering and no food was observed being served." 

The following establishments had their liquor licesnes suspended on July 30:

  • Atlantic Bar at 84 Croton Avenue in Ossining: "The SLA received a referral from the Village of Ossining Police Department regarding an incident at the establishment on July 24th. On that date, officers observed several patrons congregating outside, with the front door to the business locked. Officers had the owner open the front door, where they observed numerous patrons inside drinking and mingling with no facial coverings and no food being served." 
  • The Village Line at 1809 Kenmore Avenue in Kenmore: "On July 24th, in response to complaints that the premises does not serve food, an SLA investigator entered the tavern and observed three patrons seated at the bar drinking alcohol without food.  After requesting a menu from an employee, the investigator was told he could go next door for pizza and bring it back to the bar -- an admission that no food was available. The tavern was charged with violating Executive Order 202.52 for serving alcohol without food, in addition to a charge of "non bona fide" for not having food available, which has been a requirement of all licensed taverns dating back to 1964."     
  • Hi Life Bar & Grill at 477 Amsterdam Avenue in Manhattan: "On July 29th, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force observed patrons seated and being served inside, under a permanent structure, in violation of the NYS Department of Health's interim guidance for outdoor service." 
  • Bar Tabac at 128 Smith Street in Brooklyn: "On July 24th, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force observed seven employees without facial coverings, including the premises' manager, a bartender, the host, and four members of the kitchen staff. The licensee was well aware of the requirements, with prior violations of the Governor's Executive Orders in June."
  • Republic at 33-29 Astoria Boulevard in Astoria: "On July 24th, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force observed the premises open and operating at 12:30 am, in violation of New York City's 11 p.m. curfew for outside service, and with a large number of patrons consuming alcohol and smoking hookah on the sidewalk, interspersed with seated patrons, all directly in front of the premises." 
  • Kabu Bar Lounge at 85-09 Northern Boulevard in Jackson Heights: "On July 24th, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force observed 25 patrons standing, drinking and congregating in front of the premises, ignoring social distancing regulations, and being served by a waitress without a facial covering. Kabu Bar Lounge is a repeat offender, with pending charges for EO violations on June 26th and 30th."
  • Lalile Steakhouse at 91-01 91-05 Astoria Boulevard in East Elmhurst: "On July 25th, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force observed at least 17 patrons standing and drinking in front of the premises, without facial coverings or observing social distancing guidelines. The SLA also has a referral from the NYPD describing a large number of patrons drinking in front of the premises after New York City's 11 p.m. curfew for outside service on July 18th, including patrons drinking, standing, and congregating."

The following 12 bars temporarily lost their licenses on July 28 and July 29:

  • Nello at 694-696 Madison Avenue in Manhattan, on July 29, 2020: "On July 28th, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force observed at least eight patrons being served food and drink at multiple tables inside the restaurant in flagrant violation of the Governor's Executive Order 202.3, which has restricted service inside in New York City since March 16, 2020." 
  • Union Grounds at 270 Smith Street in Brooklyn, on July 29, 2020: "On July 24th, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force observed a crowd drinking directly outside the premises without food, including twelve patrons standing and drinking without food. In addition, the owner, a bartender and a member of the waitstaff were observed without facial coverings."
  • Ladies Sports Bar at 170-12 Jamaica Avenue in Jamaica, on July 29, 2020: "On July 27th, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force observed eight patrons consuming alcohol inside the premises, in addition to an employee without a facial covering, both in clear violation of the Governor's Executive Orders."
  • Parq at 4001 East Tremont Avenue in the Bronx, on July 29, 2020: "On July 25th, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force observed forty to fifty patrons consuming alcohol and smoking hookah on the sidewalk and street directly in front of the premises in a nightclub-like-atmosphere, including approximately twenty patrons without facial coverings."
  • Grill on the Hill at 1624 Amsterdam Avenue in Manhattan, on July 29, 2020: "On July 27th, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force observed patrons at two separate tables outside the premises consuming alcohol without food, in addition to two patrons standing at the bar inside the premises."
  • Regular Visitors at 149 Smith Street in Brooklyn, on July 29, 2020: "On July 24th, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force observed approximately twenty patrons drinking alcohol directly outside the premises without food." 
  • El Otro Rollo at 79-05 Roosevelt Avenue in Jackson Heights, on July 28, 2020: "On July 25th, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force observed twenty patrons drinking inside the bar, two employees serving patrons without facial coverings, and eight patrons standing and drinking with no food present at the restaurant."
  • Gossip at 733 9th Avenue in Manhattan, on July 28, 2020: "On July 27th, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force observed twelve patrons congregating, lingering and consuming alcohol on the sidewalk in front of the premises well past New York City's 11 p.m. curfew for outside service, with the owner and several patrons not wearing facial coverings. Gossip is a repeat offender, with two previous charges in early July for violations of the Governor's Executive Orders."
  • Atlantis at 93-10 Woodhaven Boulevard in Jamaica, on July 28, 2020: "Atlantis is a persistent violator of the Governor's Executive Orders, with SLA investigators finding patrons ignoring social distancing guidelines and standing and drinking in front of the premises on five separate occasions between July 1st and July 16th."
  • El Abuelo Gozon at 79-03 Roosevelt Avenue in Jackson Heights, on July 28, 2020: "On July 25th, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force observed twenty patrons standing and sitting while consuming alcohol in front of the premises on the sidewalk well past New York City's 11 p.m. curfew for outside service. There were multiple employees not wearing facial coverings, including the manager and two employees at the entrance. At the time of the visit there were two patrons seated inside at the bar consuming alcohol without food."
  • El Palo Bar at 38-12 104th Street in Corona, on July 28, 2020: "On July 18th, investigators with the state's multi-agency task force observed thirty patrons drinking outside the restaurant, most without facial coverings, well past New York City's 11 p.m. curfew for outside service. The restaurant is a repeat offender of the Governor's Executive Orders, with charges pending charges for violations on four separate occasions between June 21st and July 1st." 
  • Rancho at 105-13 Jamaica Avenue in Richmond Hill, on July 28, 2020: "On July 27th investigators with the state's multi-agency task force observed a total of eight patrons inside the bar drinking, in direct violation of the Governor's Executive Orders, with two patrons without facial coverings being served by a bartender without a facial covering." 

Prior to July 29, Cuomo reported the following liquor license suspensions:

  • Lima at 85-07 Northern Boulevard in Jackson Heights, on July 25, 2020: “Following numerous complaints and previous charges, the SLA conducted a compliance check of "Lima" on July 24th. Investigators observed over twenty patrons outside the premises standing and drinking in a nightclub-on-the-street atmosphere, ignoring social distancing guidelines and blocking the sidewalk. Previously, on July 18th, SLA investigators documented the premises operating well past New York City's 11 p.m. curfew for outside service, with a similarly large group of patrons standing and congregating in a nightclub-like-atmosphere, without facial coverings or adherence to social distancing guidelines. This location had also been observed and charged with violations of the Governor's Executive Orders in June.”
  • CJ's Bar and Lounge at 139-09 Crossbay Boulevard in Ozone Park, on July 25, 2020: “The licensee's non-compliance began on June 27th, when SLA Investigators documented five patrons drinking inside the premises, along with outdoor tables not properly spaced and with a party-like atmosphere that extended in front of a neighboring building. On July 18th, during a disclosed visit, investigators documented employees without facial coverings serving patrons and provided the licensee with a summary of SLA guidelines. The next evening, SLA investigators made an undercover visit to the establishment, observing thirty patrons partying and congregating directly in front of the premises, without facial coverings or social distancing.”
  • RubiRosa at 8407 Northern Boulevard in Jackson Heights, on July 26, 2020: “On July 24th, SLA Investigators conducted a compliance check of "Rubi Rosa," observing approximately twenty-five individuals standing in front of the location consuming beverages, ignoring social distancing protocols, and not wearing facial coverings. An employee inside was observed without a facial covering speaking with patrons who were also not wearing facial coverings. This location was also found to be in violation of the Governor's Executive Orders on July 18th, with patrons similarly congregating outside.” 
  • Mr Pancho's Café at 86-09 Roosevelt Avenue in Jackson Heights, on July 26, 2020: “On July 25th, SLA Investigators conducted a compliance check of "Mr Pancho's Café" and found the restaurant in full operation well past New York City's 11 p.m. curfew for outside service, with over thirty individuals standing in front of the premise consuming beverages, no food available, no proper facial coverings, and no social distancing. In addition, at least three employees were observed without facial coverings.” 
  • Blue Angel Lounge at 112-51 Roosevelt Avenue in Corona, on July 26, 2020: “On July 25th, SLA Investigators conducted a compliance check of the "Blue Angel Lounge," observing patrons consuming alcohol with no food present. An inspection of the kitchen suggests the restaurant was in violations of the food requirement for some time, evidenced by a rusty grill, deep fryers with no oil, an empty refrigerator, an empty food serving station, the gas to appliances turned off, and no kitchen staff on site.  This location was also found to be in violation of the Governor's Executive Orders on July 18th, with twenty-five people drinking inside.” 
  • De La Mora Restaurant at 84-19 Northern Boulevard in Jackson Heights, on July 26, 2020: “On the evening of July 18th, an SLA investigator observed patrons standing, drinking and congregating directly in front of the premises, without facial coverings or observing social distancing. The investigator returned shortly before midnight -- well past New York City's 11 p.m. curfew for outside service — to find thirty patrons drinking and partying in violation of the Governor's Executive Orders. This location was previously charged by the SLA for violations of the Governor's EO on July 13th and 14th.” 
  • El Patio Bar at 218-21 Jamaica Boulevard in Jackson Heights, on July 26, 2020: “On July 25th, SLA Investigators conducted a compliance check of "El Patio Bar," observing patrons inside the bar drinking, in addition to bartenders and kitchen staff without facial coverings. Previously, on July 18th, SLA investigators documented the premises operating well past New York City's 11 p.m. curfew for outside service, with a large group of patrons standing and congregating in a nightclub-like-atmosphere without facial coverings or social distancing.” 
  • The Grand at 37-01 30th Avenue in Astoria, on July 27, 2020: “On July 23rd, a joint inspection with SLA investigators and the New York City Sheriff's Office found the premises operating well past New York City's 11 p.m. curfew, with at least a dozen patrons directly in front of the premises, and no facial coverings or social distancing. Inside, the inspection detail observed a patron drinking alcohol and an employee without a facial covering. When the inspection detail arrived, a bouncer was observed encouraging patrons to leave the premises with open containers.” 
  • El Paisa Café at 87-05 Northern Boulevard in Jackson Heights, on July 27, 2020: "On the evening of July 18th, an SLA investigator observed eleven patrons standing, drinking and congregating directly in front of the premises, without facial coverings or social distancing. The investigator returned at 11:30 p.m., well past New York City's 11 p.m. curfew for outside service, to find twenty-five patrons — none wearing facial coverings — drinking and congregating in front of the business in violation of the Governor's Executive Orders."
  • Romanticos at 76-07 Roosevelt Avenue in Jackson Heights, on July 27, 2020: “On July 23rd, an SLA investigator conducted a compliance check of "Romanticos," finding thirteen patrons drinking alcohol inside the bar and a manager and bouncer without facial coverings. The business, a repeat offender, was found violating the Governor's Executive Order requiring bars and restaurants adhere to social distancing guidelines to combat the spread of the coronavirus on two prior occasions.” 
  • Delicia's Mexicanas at 102-14 Roosevelt Avenue in Corona, on July 27, 2020: “On July 25th, an SLA investigator conducted a compliance check of "Delicia's Mexicanas," finding patrons seated inside the premises, with the manager blocking the path of the investigator while a waitress warned patrons to leave out the back door. This licensee is a repeat offender, with violations of the Governor's Executive Orders and serving after New York City's 11 p.m. curfew for outside service on July 24th and July 4th.”     
  • The Pomeroy at 36-12 Ditmars Boulevard in Astoria, on July 27, 2020: “On July 23, an SLA investigator conducted a compliance check of "The Pomeroy," observing a group of over fifteen patrons standing and congregating in front of the restaurant and stretching out in front of a neighboring business. This check was a follow up from July 19th, when SLA investigators observed employees not wearing facial coverings, tables improperly spaced, and the restaurant serving drinks to go without food.”  
  • Brik Bar at 32-16 Steinway Street in Astoria: "One of the worst offenders on Steinway Street, where large crowds have assembled for drinking and partying, Brik Bar had been warned and served with SLA violations for allowing crowds to congregate and drink outside on multiple occasions in June. They were observed again in flagrant violation of the Governor’s EO’s this past weekend on July 16th and again on July 18th, ultimately resulting in the NYC Sheriff’s Office serving the location with a cease and desist order on outdoor service, an order issued by the New York City of Department of Transportation."
  • M.I.A Made in Astoria at 27-35 21st Street in Astoria: "In another problematic section of Astoria, M.I.A was found to be serving alcohol to dozens of patrons who were standing, drinking, and congregating — and not dining — well past the 11 p.m. NYC curfew for outside dining. M.I.A. had previously been cited and warned for earlier violations of the Governor’s Executive Orders."
  • Maspeth Pizza at 5560 60th Street in Maspeth: "Another repeat offender, Maspeth Pizza had been cited and warned on multiple occasions for serving alcohol to standing patrons who were congregating outside its location. On July 10th and 19th, SLA Investigators observed this premises continuing its unlawful service, including after the 11 p.m. curfew, with numerous patrons standing, dancing and drinking alcoholic beverages in violation of social distancing rules. Investigators also witnessed servers with no facial coverings and patrons smoking hookah, in violation of their license."      
  • Secrets Gentleman’s Club at 3A Saxwood Street in Deer Park: "On July 17th, investigators with the SLA and Suffolk County Police Department conducted an undercover inspection of the premises. The detail observed employees and patrons inside the premises without facemasks, including dancers performing, sharing the same stage pole, and giving lap dances in violation of the Governor’s EO’s and SLA Guidelines prohibiting dancing and adult entertainment during the pandemic.  The evidence reflected that when the owner was confronted by an SLA investigator about the problematic dancing, he claimed it must have started without his knowledge after he had left, unaware that he had already been caught on videotape buying drinks for the undercover agents and bragging about getting away with violating the Executive Orders."