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Woodside Wedding Venue and Flushing Karaoke Bar Shut Down for Violating COVID Restrictions

Royal Elite Palace, 69-02 Garfield Ave. (Google)

Sept. 28, 2020 By Christian Murray

A Woodside wedding venue and a Flushing karaoke bar were both shut down by authorities over the weekend for having large indoor crowds in breach of COVID-19 restrictions.

The New York City Sheriff’s Dept. brought an abrupt end to a wedding celebration being held at the Royal Elite Palace on 69-02 Garfield Ave. in Woodside around midnight Friday.

Authorities, after receiving an anonymous complaint, discovered 300 people celebrating inside the establishment drinking and dancing to live music. The partygoers gained entry to the venue through an indoor parking area.

The reception was shut down and the crowd dispersed. Both the manager and the owner were taken into custody and given appearance tickets. They face misdemeanor charges for violating social distancing requirements., among other misdemeanor charges.

The following night Home Run KTV at 46-07 Kissena Blvd. was shut down when authorities found nearly 200 revelers in the facility’s karaoke rooms.

The owner is facing several citations after authorities found patrons drinking, smoking and not wearing masks. The establishment also did not have an active liquor license.

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George

Its not about making everything a crime and being melodramatic about what happened doesn’t help. These people knew it was against the law but they did it anyway. How are we going to stop let alone contain this pandemic if we can’t follow a simple rule like social distancing, if they break the law they are criminals its as simple as that.

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Sara Ross

People who come to this country need to learn the laws of this country. They would never do in their country what they do here. Enough is enough. The people that were there are just as stupid, selfish and thoughtless and don’t care if they infect their loved ones.

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Donald Chump

The owners of these facilities should be indicted for attempted murder. Let’s be real about this: this virus kills, and they don’t care if it kills you.

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