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Ivan Busheski defiant after NYE penthouse party bust

The cops could have shut down his New Yr’s Eve bash, however burgeoning nightlife impresario Ivan Busheski vows to maintain the party going — and he insists he’s doing nothing unlawful by holding “social gatherings” in his Soho penthouse.

Busheski and 4 others had been charged with a number of offenses on New Yr’s Eve when the Metropolis Sheriff shut down an “unlawful bottle membership” at their 177 Prince Avenue loft. They hosted greater than 145 individuals and had been in “violation of emergency orders, [having] no liquor license, and warehousing liquor & well being code violations,” based on the sheriff.

“Individuals assume we’re doing this unlawful stuff. I’ve been raided 11 occasions. They’ve tried to arrest me seven occasions, however they’ll’t arrest me for something,” Busheski solely instructed Web page Six, “In reality, [the city sheriff] was like, ‘You’re the highest three individuals reported within the metropolis. Your enemies, your competitors, they hate you. We all know you’re doing one thing actually silly, however we’re doing our job.’ They had been so good {and professional}. They didn’t need to be there.”

Busheski’s roommate and alleged nightlife companion, Blair Qyteza, was seen on video berating the sheriff for getting into the residence and confiscating their booze. “You shouldn’t take my f—king stuff. What the f—okay? I f—king work arduous to pay for this… That is communism once more… You destroyed the town,” he barked within the clip. “I moved to the town, so I can f—king party. I pay $10,000 a month right here, so I can have events with my associates… now you’re telling me. ‘You possibly can’t f–king party! You come right here destroying my f—king life!”

Qyteza, who has lived in New York for eight years, instructed us: “I had individuals from Connecticut, from Miami, from all over the place. They had been sleeping over. It was a horrible night time. It was not a technique to have fun New Yr’s. I spent some huge cash on that party… perhaps $13,000 went to s–t.”

In the meantime neighbors instructed us the residential property has been working as an underground membership since at the least November. “It’s one thing from the East Village within the ’80s, taking cash from youngsters, going upstairs. Nobody has a masks on. I began taking footage and so they had been visibly irritated,” Jim Bruni, who lives on the block instructed us. “One of many bouncers adopted me down the block a few occasions just like the mafia. And the individuals going to those events ain’t from the neighborhood. They’re not coming from [neighborhood staple] Raoul’s,” he stated.

“I don’t know what they’re speaking about. There aren’t any bouncers,” Busheski fired again.

Busheski, who additionally manages hotspot La Boite — which has additionally allegedly hosted lockdown-flouting events (he denied it) — maintains his events are simply “social gatherings” for individuals in nightlife. “I’ve lots of high-profile individuals — individuals, who management nightlife, individuals in politics, well-known individuals… Once they come within the metropolis, they hear about us and need to know what’s happening,” he claims.

He added: “I’m not making a revenue. I sleep on the f–king sofa. I’m taking dangers to supply happiness to individuals I assume are wholesome. Every little thing is correct. I’ve particular filters. I’ve nutritional vitamins on the desk if you wish to take. We don’t have an organization. It’s simply individuals coming to hang around with us and we provide the haunt spot. Show I’m breaking the legislation and take me to jail.”

Oyteza instructed us they’re due in courtroom in March. However, “I would like my alcohol again. On high of taking every part, they need us to pay fines! Every little thing needs to be dropped as a result of they entered my home illegally,” he stated. “I don’t plan on suing. It’s not in my nature. I need to be associates with them, however I don’t need them to maintain coming after me.”

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