PHOTOS: Illegal Midtown club with nearly 400 people busted for violating COVID orders

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- An illegal club with nearly 400 people was shut down in Manhattan early Saturday for violating the state’s emergency COVID orders, authorities said.

NYC Sheriff deputies busted the illegal bottle club on W. 36th Street in Midtown around 2:45 a.m.

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There were over 393 people inside the club, in violation of the state’s restrictions on gatherings to curb the spread of the coronavirus, the NYC Sheriff’s Office said.

Authorities also said the club was warehousing liquor despite not having a liquor license.

Four organizers were charged, including for health and alcohol violations.

The bust came a day after an illegal bottle club was shut down in Queens and after similar busts in recent months, including one at a swingers club in Queens last weekend.

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Illegal club
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