On September 19, Mayor de Blasio signed the legislation into law that officially establishes an Office of Nightlife. The NYC Hospitality Alliance had been urging the creation of a city-run Office of Nightlife for years that would serve as the intermediary between city agencies, law enforcement, residents and the nightlife industry; assist nightlife businesses with permitting and licensing matters; and promote an economically and culturally vibrant nightlife industry. We've witnessed the benefits and success similar offices have had on the nightlife industry in other cities likes San Francisco and Amsterdam. Now we are proud to say NYC will have our own Office of Nightlife.
We commend Council Member Espinal for his leadership in creating this office and thank Mayor de Blasio, Speaker Mark-Viverito and the Council for their support! The NYC Hospitality Alliance is proud that our advocacy has again helped to deliver another big win for our members. We believe that if we want to remain the City that Never Sleeps, then city government must support our nighttime economy. The Office of Nightlife has the opportunity to do just that.