Ariel Palitz

Mayor Appoints Kurtis Blow (et al) to Nightlife Advisory Board

Posted July 19, 2018 at 5:00 am

News arrived last week that City Council and Mayor de Blasio appointed fourteen members to the city’s nascent Nightlife Advisory Board, with Night Mayor Ariel Palitz at the helm. The charge of this cabinet post is to “issue formal recommendations to the Mayor and the Council that will address the regulatory structure of the nightlife […]

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Recently Annointed, Night Mayor Ariel Palitz Returns to the Lower East Side [VIDEO]

Posted May 30, 2018 at 5:04 am

The “victory lap” continues for the city’s new Night Mayor… NY1 reporter Vivian Lee recently spent time with Ariel Palitz to discuss her newfound role in the Office of Nightlife. The two-minute segment follows a leisurely stroll headquartered completely on the Lower East Side below East Houston, with particular shine on Hell Square. And, rather […]

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Commissioner Overseeing Office of Nightlife Hosts Open Discussion on LES Tomorrow Night

Last modified April 23, 2018 at 9:01 am

When Mayor de Blasio first announced the Office of Nightlife last year, battle-hardened residents around the Lower East Side weren’t particularly pleased. Was this new bureau just a boon to the industry at the expense of communities? How effective would a liaison be? The appointment of former Sutra owner Ariel Palitz to “Night Mayor” likewise […]

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City Appoints Ariel Palitz as First ‘Night Mayor’

Last modified March 29, 2018 at 11:38 pm

Ariel Palitz, a longtime fixture of local nightlife, was just appointed to the newly created “Night Mayor” position. The primary responsibility of Night Mayor, as part of the Office of Nightlife, is to grow the industry while serving as liaison to the communities affected by it. Nowhere is that more apparent than on the Lower […]

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Leaving Ludlow, Lucky Cheng’s Drag Bar is Again Seeking a New Home

Posted February 16, 2016 at 5:00 am

Two items of note: Lucky Cheng’s is looking for a new home and Ariel Palitz is now a broker for Tower Brokerage. First things first. Last week, the real estate firm announced an open call to landlords and brokers to solicit interest in the twenty-three-year-old drag bar. Ownership is actively seeking a new HQ, which […]

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Sutra Successor Swaps ‘Bar Akuda’ for The Grayson on 1st Avenue

Posted June 22, 2015 at 5:17 am

Guess the owners of Mercury Bar and Tonic East in Murray Hill had a change of heart with regard to their new East Village haunt. Until earlier this month, name ascribed to the Sutra successor at 16 First Avenue was Bar Akuda. Illuminated signage even went up in mid-May. However, a few short weeks later, on the […]

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Petition Surfaces to Oppose CB3 Reinstatement of Ariel Palitz

Last modified April 25, 2015 at 4:51 pm

The official Community Board appointments for the class of 2015 are here, and as we first reported last week, nightlife advocate Ariel Palitz is no longer a sitting member. And it seems there are those in the neighborhood who would like to keep it that way. Going to extremes, someone out there created a simple […]

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Rumor: Nightlife Advocate Ariel Palitz is No Longer on Community Board 3

Posted April 14, 2015 at 5:10 am

Word on the street is that Ariel Palitz, who owned and operated Sutra on First Avenue for ten years, is no longer a sitting member of Community Board 3. Not due to any particular action, but rather, her inaction. The staunch nightlife advocate, previously on the SLA subcommittee, allegedly failed to submit re-application materials by […]

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This First Interior Shot of Mars Bar Reboot is Enough to Ruin Your Day

Posted February 17, 2015 at 5:00 am

For the hopeful few who may have thought the Mars Bar reboot would channel the gritty predecessor, sorry to let you down, but it’s not happening. Gaze hither. Peeking through the punctured window paper of Jupiter 21 provides a glimpse of the overall vibe of the joint. That should be enough to dispel whatever hope […]

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Sutra’s Ariel Palitz Divulges Her Distaste for the Local Blogs

Posted September 17, 2014 at 9:22 am

Last Wednesday evening was the swan song soiree for Sutra Lounge. The hip-hop club had operated on First Avenue for a decade. This party was both a celebration and sendoff. As for next steps, owner Ariel Palitz is still rumored as a player in the new Mars Bar juicery in the works on East First […]

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