Office of Nightlife

Mayor Wants to School ‘Night Owls’ to Not be Drunken Idiots in Hell Square

Posted October 23, 2019 at 5:00 am

The city yesterday announced a new “common sense” etiquette campaign targeted at drunk bar-goers for the benefit of area quality-of-life. Naturally, the pilot neighborhood is Hell Square on the Lower East Side, an over-saturated entertainment zone which boasts the highest concentration of liquor licenses in the state. Dubbed “Night Owl,” the initiative will disseminate kitschy […]

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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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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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Rumor: Hell Square Operator Paul Seres Seeks ‘Night Mayor’ Position

Last modified April 22, 2018 at 6:26 pm

Mayor de Blasio last Tuesday evening signed the bill into law that creates the controversial Office of Nightlife, a bureau charged with helping the city’s nightlife industry grow while managing various community concerns. “The office will be led — I’m not going to announce any names yet, there is a massive competition going in — […]

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