6 Brooklyn Bars, Restaurants Busted For Flouting Pandemic Rules

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BROOKLYN, NY — Six Brooklyn bars and eating places had been among the many newest institutions to lose their liquor licenses for not following New York’s pandemic-related guidelines, Gov. Andrew Cuomo introduced.

Our Wicked Lady and Aura in East Williamsburg, Carnevale in Williamsburg, Draft Barn in (*6*) Bay, Panorama Steakhouse in Gravesend and Kaifuem in Brighton Beach had been among the many 23 eating places and bars throughout the state that had their liquor licenses quickly suspended by the New York State Liquor Authority this month, Cuomo introduced Wednesday.

The suspensions come after a spherical of inspections by Cuomo’s activity pressure on coronavirus restrictions. Nearly 400 companies have had their liquor licenses suspended for the reason that activity pressure started.

“The vast majority of bar and restaurants are following the rules, but we have zero tolerance for those who openly ignore public health measures, putting New Yorkers’ lives at risk — and we will continue to hold them accountable,” Cuomo stated.

In Brooklyn, a lot of the suspensions are attributable to eating places not complying with New York City’s ban on indoor eating, which was lifted final week.

Inspectors discovered fully-enclosed “outdoor dining” buildings at Aura, Carneval, Kaifuem and Our Wicked Lady. New York’s coronavirus rules for out of doors eating requires openings on at the least two sides of any out of doors space, in accordance with the duty pressure.

At Draft Barn, inspectors discovered 25 folks consuming, smoking hookah and listening to an unmasked DJ carry out contained in the bar, although the entrance gate was rolled down and locked, apparently to hide what was happening inside. The bar additionally had a lot of fireplace security violations, Cuomo’s office stated.

Fire code violations had been additionally an issue at Our Wicked Lady, in accordance with the governor.

At Panorama Steakhouse, inspectors discovered folks smoking hookah and consuming contained in the restaurant, which on the time of the inspection did not have a liquor license. Three staff, together with the supervisor, and a number of the 22 clients weren’t sporting masks, in accordance with the governor.