A Brooklyn karaoke bar was shut down and had its liquor license revoked Sunday after authorities found more than 281 people packed inside — including a child under 10 years old, officials said.
Legend KTV in Borough Park is the third karaoke bar shuttered by the New York City Sheriff’s Office and the state Liquor Authority in the past week, as authorities clamp down on illegal gatherings in the midst of social-distancing restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Deputies raided 61st Street nightspot shortly before 2 a.m. Sunday and found patrons drinking, dancing, smoking while exceeding the bar’s occupancy limit of 245 — with none wearing masks or social distancing, authorities said.
The building had only one door, the sheriff’s office said.
The young child, whose exact age was not released, was seen dancing “where alcoholic beverages were being served,” the office said in an email.
The Liquor Authority revoked the bar’s license, listed to Legend KTV – Brother Holding Group, Inc., for “failing to comply with applicable health, safety, and governmental regulations,” and peddling booze in portions of the business not licensed to serve alcohol.
Six people were hit with charges that included liquor-law violations, violating Mayor Bill de Blasio’s coronavirus restrictions, and using unlicensed security guards. One person was also charged with endangering the welfare of a child, the sheriff’s office said.
No one answered the phone at the lounge on Sunday.
The announcement comes just days after deputies shuttered a Queens karaoke bar on similar violations.
CJ Diamond Cafe on College Point Boulevard was raided around 11:30 p.m., prompting about 100 revelers to run for the exits when the deputies showed up — leaving the remaining revelers and five managers with summonses.
On Aug. 31, another Queens bar, SOHO KTV & Bar on Farrington Street in Flushing, was also shut down for serving alcohol and food indoors to about 75 customers, authorities said.
The patrons were forced to leave the bar and two managers were cited for violations.
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