A New Jersey man was arrested for throwing the massive mansion rager in tony Alpine, NJ, that drew hundreds of mask-less revelers who ignored social distancing protocols, police said Monday.
Tashay Knight, 45, of Newark, was hit with recklessly creating a risk of widespread injury or damage for the pool party that drew up to 400 people to the home on Hemlock Drive in Alpine on Aug. 1, Alpine Police said.
After police broke up the bash that day, they spoke with the owner of the house, who is cooperating and said he leased the property to “Wonder Boy Music Group,” authorities said.
They then determined that Knight allegedly hosted the party and sold tickets to the event online, police said.
A neighbor told The Post that the wild parties were a regular occurrence since May when the coronavirus epidemic was peaking in the New York region.
“A few months ago, new neighbors moved in, renters,” the neighbor said. “They started having parties one weekend after another. They were bringing in full party buses, at least 100 people or more.”
Another neighbor told NBC New York the house is practically doubling as a nightclub.
“I’ve been to Vegas a number of times and this is like a pool party that they throw there,” he said.
Last month, an event dubbed “Bikinpalooza” was hosted there and another event was planned for the house before the police busted up the Aug. 1 shindig.
Knight was also hit with a number of summonses for the bash, including one for selling alcohol without a license, police said. He could not immediately be reached for comment.
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