The city issued over $170,000 in fines from Friday to Sunday afternoon for violations of the state's new restrictions in coronavirus hot spots, according to officials.
More than 60 summonses were handed out to businesses, houses of worship and people that did not follow the rules on public gatherings, mask-wearing or social distancing.
At least five religious congregations in cluster areas were issued fines, according to the city's official Twitter account.
Bobov-45 in Borough Park was hit with a $15,000 fine Friday for holding a service with nearly 300 people in attendance. The other institutions have not yet been identified.
Approximately, 110 individuals were discovered inside of a Queens park Sunday after closure, consuming alcoholic beverages, smoking hookah, and dancing without any social distancing or face coverings. The illegal rave also resulted in hefty penalties for those involved.
Deputy Sheriffs made four arrests. The bouncer and three others were issued tickets for failure to protect public health and safety, holding an unpermitted event, and trespassing in the park after hours, according to officials.
The crackdown is part of an effort to contain an alarming spike in COVID-19 cases from some Brooklyn and Queens neighborhoods.
People involved in hosting large gatherings in the most problematic areas, which are considered "red" zones can face fines up to $15,000.
"To keep all of New York City safe, we must work together," the city tweeted Sunday. "The recent COVID outbreaks in Brooklyn and Queens will continue to receive additional free resources and strong enforcement."
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has repeatedly blamed a lack of enforcement for the increase in clusters, and did so again on a conference call Monday.
He also said that members of the Orthodox Jewish community in places like Borough Park have resisted shutdown restrictions from the beginning.
"They're not annoyed at the red zone regulations. They're annoyed at the initial close-down regulation seven months ago that they never followed. That's what has happened here. They never followed any of the close-down regulations," the governor said.