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Office of Nightlife is Official!

By NYC Hospitality Alliance

September 20, 2017

Last night the NYC Hospitality Alliance's Andrew Rigie and Paul Seres joined Mayor de Blasio and Council Member Espinal on-stage, along with others when the Mayor signed legislation into law that officially establishes an Office of Nightlife.

 
The NYC Hospitality Alliance has 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.
 
And a BIG THANK YOU to The Alliance team and members who have been advocating of behalf of the nightlife industry for years!

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