Ariel Palitz

Report: Night Mayor Palitz Recommends 24-Hour Party Districts

Posted July 6, 2021 at 5:02 am

The Office of Nightlife and its so-called “Night Mayor,” Ariel Palitz, recommend the creation of 24-hour entertainment districts where booze flows all hours of the day. All in an attempt to woo post-pandemic tourists from competing cities that already do the same. “Everything is on the table right now,” Palitz told the New York Post […]

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With Little LES Outreach, Night Mayor Holds Another Meet and Greet Tomorrow Night [Updated]

Last modified November 27, 2018 at 1:47 pm

Newly appointed Night Mayor, Ariel Palitz, is headed home. The so-called victory lap – aka the “Office of Nightlife Listening Tour” – takes another lap tomorrow night. It is the fifth and final such gathering around the Five Boroughs in the last couple months, and as before, was barely publicized. Indeed, there has been virtually […]

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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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