Queens NY Sept 28 2020 The city sheriff’s office pulled the plug on a Queens karaoke joint after catching nearly 200 people partying early Sunday morning, authorities said.
Deputies arrived at Home Run KTV on Kissena Boulevard in Flushing just after midnight to find approximately 192 people reveling in the facility’s karaoke rooms, in violation of the city’s coronavirus laws.
Inside authorities found patrons boozing, smoking, not wearing masks and not maintaining safe social distance, the city said.
Home Run KTV does not have an active liquor license.
Owner Patrick Yam, of Cliffside Park, New Jersey, was hit with eight summonses — including for the COVID-19 violation, unauthorizing selling and storage of alcohol, covered windows and employing unlicensed security.
Patrons were issued masks and dispersed by around 3:05 a.m.
The wannabe security guard, meanwhile, was flagged for failure to attend security training.
The sting marked the city’s fourth in under a month against a karaoke bar for COVID-19 violations — two more in Flushing, and another in Borough Park, Brooklyn.
Calls to Yam and the lounge were not answered.