NEW YORK — A Big Apple sex club was busted early Sunday for hosting an illegal party themed like a modern-day Roman orgy and flouting city-wide restrictions aimed at halting the spread of coronavirus.
After getting a 311 complaint, deputies from the city’s Sheriff’s Office found over 80 people without masks at the illicit underground club in Queens.
Partygoers were drinking and disregarding social distancing in a room that featured a buffet, boxes of condoms and a backroom lined with mattresses.
Officials say they found three couples having sex in the small backroom.
Signs inside advertised the location as a place where “wild ones cum to play,” with rooms for sex available to rent.
The orgy-like event was hosted by Caligula New York, a club that advertises itself as the “Hottest Swingers Club in New York.” Aside from lack of social distancing, the club didn’t have the proper licenses to sell alcohol, authorities said. Two party organizers were arrested and given desk appearance tickets that could lead to $15,000 in fines.
The club’s manager, Roy Bacoy, 37, of Woodside, was charged with violating emergency measures, running an unlicensed bottle club, unauthorized warehousing of alcohol and failure to protect health and safety.
The bust was the latest in a string of weekend raids by the Sheriff’s Office as secret nightspots continue to ignore coronavirus rules.
Last weekend, deputy sheriffs busted three parties attended by 600 revelers, including an underground fight club in the Bronx.
The Hunts Point fight night, dubbed the “Rumble in the Bronx,” was advertised on social media. When officials showed up, they found over 200 people watching amateur fights, smoking hookah, drinking, and partying without regard to social distancing and face mask guidelines.