Specialists shut down an “independent” Staten Island bar for ridiculing the city’s social distancing rules — starting a strained deadlock with parched supporters, authorities said Wednesday.
The New York City Sheriff’s Office sent secret officials into Mac’s Public House on Lincoln Ave. in Grant City on Tuesday evening to discover the bar, which is in Staten Island’s “orange zone,” permitting clients to eat and drink inside.
Cafés in Staten Island’s orange zone are as of now permitted to do take out as it were.
However, the proprietors of Mac’s Public House transparently resisted the request, pronouncing the bar an “self-ruling zone” that didn’t perceive the state’s social removing rules.
The State Liquor Authority yanked the bar’s alcohol permit yet the bar disobediently stayed open. In the course of the most recent week, the city has gotten “various objections for indoor feasting in an Orange Zone and working past the 10 p.m. check in time forced by the Governor’s Executive Order,” Sheriff Joseph Fucito said.
The covert officials were permitted to buy food and drink for a “obligatory gift” of $40, authorities said.
“Throughout the span of the following hour, representative sheriffs noticed different benefactors entering and staying in the reason,” Fucito said.
At the point when sheriff representatives at last went in about 5:40 p.m., 14 benefactors were feasting inside.
“A larger part were noticed eating and devouring mixed drinks while situated inside,” Fucito said.
Bar proprietor Daniel Presti was removed in binds, accused of block of government organization. He was given a work area appearance pass to show up in court sometime in the not too distant future.