Police were called to an illegal Astoria club seven times in the weeks before a Queens woman collapsed and was left to die inside — but either found no evidence of wrongdoing or couldn’t enter because the hotspot kept its doors locked, records show.
A week before Stephanie Quinones was found dead inside the 49th Street club, police showed up to the location three times in an hour after complaints of a loud party, 311 data shows.
Each report from the July 24th visits was marked “closed” after “officers were unable to gain entry into the premises,” according to the city data.
Police responded to complaints about the club once in May, when someone griped about blaring party music. Authorities responded around 7 a.m. but couldn’t find anything wrong, records show.
On June 9 and 10, officers investigated calls about a loud party after 6 a.m. but closed the complaints after finding no evidence.
A July 17th call ended in a similar fashion: the NYPD got a call about a loud party at the club’s address at 6:22 a.m., but police found “no evidence of the violation.”
Authorities have also made arrests at the club. On May 28, a 32-year-old man and 26-year-old woman were arrested for allegedly operating an unlicensed bottle club, after officers investigating a noise complaint discovered slot machines and a bar set up in the building, according to NYPD.
Meanwhile, the owner of the building where the club had been operating claims he was duped by the tenant.
Landlord Maikis Ingilis said the renters who wound up throwing late-night bashes signed the lease with a corporate name that appeared to be a legitimate business, but The Post could find little information about the company.
Ingilis said he handed over information about the tenant to police and gave the club the boot after Quinones’ death.
“We told them you have to get out of here,” he said.
Quinones was celebrating her 35th birthday at the club when she died on July 31.
A video circulating social media shows Quinones apparently unconscious on the dance floor, but instead of calling 911, club workers dragged her body to the back and left her alone for 90 minutes, telling her family only that she was drunk.
By the time Quinones’ sister Jasmin Gonzalez arrived 90 minutes later, the mom of a 12-year-old had already died.
Police said they’re investigating the incident.
“I don’t know how she got there or how she knew about it but it sucks that it took someone to die for it to finally close down,” Gonzalez told The Post. “You have to really do something to know who your renting out to. It’s dangerous.”
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