Seth Levine, an proprietor of the Ravel Hotel, mentioned in a separate assertion that the website additionally gives visitors with hand sanitizer, masks and printed guidelines about social distancing. A safety group makes certain visitors put on masks when shifting round the property, he mentioned.
Some visitors mentioned they believed that the assessments and different measures had adequately lowered the danger of an infection or transmission. Joey Sutera, who works in advertising, mentioned he went to the rooftop pool on July four with 30 pals.
“We look at New York and there’s zero deaths,” he mentioned, referencing a day final month by which the metropolis didn’t initially report any coronavirus-related fatalities. “And it’s like, New York has it under control. So, is the reward greater than the risk when we’re young and been locked up for so long in solitary confinement? I think people are willing to take that risk.”
A D.J. carried out at Profundo on Monday, and the venue was beckoning visitors to assemble there this weekend. One of its posts on Instagram supplied a free bottle of rosé to some visitors who missed celebrating their birthday due to the pandemic. A poolside desk was listed at $500 on the resort’s web site.
Mr. Escobar, who attended the get together below the bridge, mentioned he was not fearful about contracting or transmitting the virus. He didn’t have signs, he mentioned, and an indication at the get together instructed individuals to put on a face masking. He noticed individuals handing out hand sanitizer and masks.
“If people want to go out and enjoy themselves, regardless of risk, let them do it,” he mentioned.
But Kristina Alaniesse, 36, who has labored as an occasion promoter and now posts pictures on Instagram of reckless habits at events, mentioned the hazard was not just for the partygoers, however the individuals they work together with later.
“It’s not a time to celebrate,” she mentioned. “We’re not out of the woods.”