A party with nearly 400 people at a Midtown building in defiance of state and city public health laws was busted by the New York City sheriff Saturday morning.

Around 2 a.m. Saturday, deputy sheriffs responded to complaints about 202 West 36th Street, an office building near Seventh Avenue. There they saw about 393 people who were “not social distancing, not wearing proper face covering, and not adhering to the Mayoral and Gubernatorial COVID Emergency Executive orders,” according to Sheriff Joseph Fucito.

The interior of a room at 202 West 36th Street in midtown where NYC Sheriff's deputies saw nearly 400 people crammed for a party.

The interior of a room at 202 West 36th Street in midtown where nearly 400 people were gathered, according to the NYC Sheriff's office.

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The interior of a room at 202 West 36th Street in midtown where nearly 400 people were gathered, according to the NYC Sheriff's office.
NYC Sheriff's office

Alcohol was being sold despite the establishment not having a liquor license. Four people were issued summonses for violating various penal code and health violations, and operating without a liquor license. The four party promoters have been each fined $1,000 in addition to the charges.

The exterior of Koko Rico, a Corona restaurant where more than 75 people were gathered for a Thanksgiving Eve party, according to the sheriff's office.

The exterior of Koko Rico, a Corona restaurant where more than 75 people were gathered for a Thanksgiving Eve party according to the sheriff's office.

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The exterior of Koko Rico, a Corona restaurant where more than 75 people were gathered for a Thanksgiving Eve party according to the sheriff's office.
NYC Sheriff's office

The bust came just two days after the sheriff busted another party early Thanksgiving morning inside a restaurant in Corona, Queens where more than 76 people were seen gathering inside 40-15 Junction Boulevard located in a state-designated yellow zone. Inside the Koko Rico restaurant, deputy sheriffs saw patrons drinking alcohol, smoking hookah and dancing while not wearing face coverings or social distancing. The establishment does not have a liquor license and entrance to the illicit gathering was through the rear of the building, Fucito said.

The deputy sheriffs also observed the establishment had an exit door blocked with a piece of wood, and summoned medical attention for an unconscious man they found 150 feet from the entrance, according to Fucito.

Three people were issued violations for throwing the party and other safety and health offenses. Those three and a fourth man also were fined $1,000 each.