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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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12th Annual ‘Dance Parade’ Tomorrow Celebrates Repeal of Cabaret Law

Posted May 18, 2018 at 5:06 am

The 12th annual Dance Parade happens tomorrow, and will move down Broadway through the Lower East Side. Theme this year is “The Cabaret of Life,” which celebrates the repeal of the city’s cabaret law last fall. Roughly 10,000 dancers are expected in the procession to honor the end of the 91-year-old prohibition. This year’s theme, […]

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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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