NYC Party Boat Owners Arrested For COVID Violations

The New York Daily News reports:

The captain and owners of a popular Manhattan party boat were arrested for defying coronavirus social distancing mandates and going for a crowded booze cruise, officials said Sunday.

The Liberty Belle, a four-story river boat that can hold up to 600 people, had just returned to Pier 36 in Lower Manhattan about 11:30 p.m. Saturday when officers from the New York City Sheriff’s department broke up the 1920-themed party and made arrests.

The New York City Sheriff’s department said they waited for the boat to return to Pier 36 after being tipped off by office of Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer.