Sheriffs bust massive Halloween rave in East Williamsburg where 400 gathered

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Nearly 400 people were caught partying in an East Williamsburg warehouse Friday night, according to the city’s Sheriff’s Department.


Deputy sheriffs broke up an illegal Halloween party in an East Williamsburg warehouse where nearly 400 people were caught celebrating Friday night into Saturday.

Authorities broke up a party at 23 Meadow St. at around 1 am Oct. 31 and nine people are facing misdemeanor charges and health violations for their part in organizing the event, according to a tweet posted Saturday by the New York City Sheriff’s Department.

The Sheriff’s Department said at least 387 people were partying inside the building owned by Mona Liza Fine Furniture Inc. when the officers shut the shindig down for violating city and state emergency orders to curb the spread of COVID-19.

Photos indicate costumed party-goers were celebrating the start of Halloween weekend.

According to property records, the two-story building dates back to 1960 and has an approximate lot area of 15,000 square feet. Attempts to reach the furniture maker were unsuccessful.

When reached for further comment, the NYPD deferred all inquiries to the Sheriff’s Department.

This story first appeared on AMNY.com.