The bar, called Mac's Public House in Staten Island, said publicly: "We refuse to abide by any rules and regulations put forth by the Mayor of NYC and Governor of NY State."
They also painted "AUTONOMOUS ZONE" on the sidewalk outside the bar and put signs in the windows claiming "As of November 20, 2020, we hereby declare this establishment an AUTONOMOUS ZONE".
The pub had its liquor license revoked by the state and was slapped with thousands of dollars in fines after defying New York's latest move to "orange zone status" (whatever that means) thanks to the very huge brain of "Emmy nominated" Governor Andrew Cuomo.
Co-owner Danny Presti told The Post: "At this point, we're OK with it, because we're not paying it. [The Sheriff's Department] is issuing us $1,000 fines, so they keep coming back. We're still here. We're not letting them in."