A holiday party at the beachhouse where a party went wrong last December has come under scrutiny by New York authorities, as authorities investigate the cause of the disaster.
The party, held on Sunday, was intended to celebrate the arrival of the New Year, but ended in a tragedy when it was suddenly interrupted by the collapse of a second floor balcony, killing all three people in the party, including the housekeeper.
“I don’t think we should be surprised,” a woman who did not want to be identified told Al Jazeera.
“It’s a holiday party, it’s just a party.
This party is just going to be a holiday.”
A party celebrating New Year’s Eve in Brooklyn in December 2015.
– AP filePhotosThe party was intended as a celebration of the arrival to New York of the year’s celebrations, the woman said.
“We’ve been having a party for years,” she said.
“We’re going to celebrate New Year by having this party.”‘
Not a coincidence’The party went ahead on Saturday evening, and it was supposed to be the largest party of the holiday season, the New York Times reported.
“The party is supposed to start at 8 p.m.,” said a partygoer who wished to remain anonymous.
“It was supposed [to] start at 9 p.am.
It was supposed at 8:00 p.ms.
It started at 8 o’clock.
We got there at 8, 8:30, 9.
It ended up being 7:30.”
A woman who does not want the woman to identify herself told the newspaper: “It’s not a coincidence.
The party was supposed for 8 p, 8 o and 9 o.
And there was supposed a party to celebrate [the arrival of] the New year.”
It was not clear whether the party had started earlier or was continuing, the Times reported, and the cause was under investigation.
A New York City police spokesman said the investigation was ongoing.
The New York state office of the fire marshal has been investigating, but had not received any reports of any deaths, the newspaper reported.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said that he did not believe the party was intentional, and that he was glad that the party went off without a hitch.
“My thoughts are with the family, the friends and the loved ones,” he said in a statement.
“This is a tragic event that took the lives of three people, and I am heartbroken by the loss of life.
We are all in this together.
I want to extend our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased.”
Al Jazeera’s Peter Muhajer, reporting from Brooklyn, said there was no indication that a party had been held before the accident.
“What we’re hearing is that it was part of a party going on for New Year,” he told Aljazeera.
“That’s all we know so far.”
The New Year is usually a celebration to mark the arrival in the New World of the Year’s celebrations.
It has also become an annual rite in New Year celebrations in many parts of the world, with the year marking the beginning of the new year, a time of great hope and prosperity.
The Bahamas, the Bahamas Republic, Puerto Rico and Guam have all celebrated the end of the first of the five-day holiday.