Wild video shows people flooding streets in Queens without masks
Large crowds of maskless revelers are packing the streets in Astoria and partying like there’s no pandemic.
A video shot Friday night shows hundreds of partiers packing Steinway Street as an NYPD cruiser tries to get by and police tell people to “get out of the street.”
The crowd cheers as the car moves on, then fills the street again, plastic cups in hand. They stood in front of bars and restaurants, some of which had tables out for dining.
Later, a group of officers can be seen standing on a corner looking on as crowds walk by.
Another video posted to Twitter early Saturday morning shows people dancing and jumping up and down on Steinway Street.
And Twitter user @vodkapond posted a video that appeared to show alcohol being sold out of the back of cars and asked, “Anyone going to do anything about this?” tagging Gov. Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio.
The scenes recall the partiers who jammed St. Mark’s Place in the East Village in June during Phase One of the city’s reopening plan when outdoor dining was not allowed.
The city is expected to move to Phase 4 Monday and Cuomo warned on Thursday that bars and restaurants failing to comply with state rules will have a “three strikes and you’re closed” mandate. He required that food be sold along with alcohol and banned walk-up bar service.
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