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Bill Di Blasio at Elsewehre signing bill to overturn cabaret law (photo via Elsewhere)
Bill Di Blasio at Elsewehre signing bill to overturn cabaret law (photo via Elsewhere)
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Mayor De Blasio went to Elsewhere to sign bill officially repealing NYC cabaret law

New York City Mayor Bill Di Blasio officially signed the bill to repeal the 91-year-old Cabaret Law that required clubs, bars and restaurants to have a license to allow dancing.

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Mayor de Blasio signed NYC Office of Nightlife bill at House of Yes

Mayor Bill de Blasio was at Bushwick venue House of Yes on Tuesday night (9/19) to sign the bill that officially creates the NYC Office of Nightlife. with a 12-member committee headed by the so-called Night Mayor. Marky Ramone was on-hand for the signing.

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De Blasio administration supports repealing NYC Cabaret Law

"We feel there are better ways than the current cabaret law to create a strong and healthy nightlife economy while also ensuring the safety and security of everyone participating in that economy," said a representative for Mayor De Blasio today at City Hall.

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Pride March 2017
photo by Amanda Hatfield
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NYC Gay Pride March 2017 in pics

Pride Weekend's grand finale came on Sunday (6/25) with the 48th annual Pride March. This year's March was broadcast live on TV for the first time from noon until 3 PM; the actual event ran past 6 PM and drew thousands of revelers and activists alike...

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NYC Gay Pride March 2016
photo by Amanda Hatfield
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NYC getting an official ‘Nighttime Ambassador’ advocate for music and nightlife

NYC will join other cities in getting an office dedicated to nightlife. The creation of a Nighttime Ambassador is part of New York Works, a ten-year economic plan from the mayor's office, which also includes making affordable workspace for artists.

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Land of Talk at McCarren Park
McCarren Park during Northside 2016 (more)
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Northside Fest begins: key shows, panels & other info

Panels include NYC mayor Bill de Blasio, rapper Young M.A, Michael Angelakos of Passion Pit, a performance by Heems, and more. There's also the big McCarren Park shows, the BV showcase with Aldous Harding, and much more...

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Free Rehearsal Space
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Free rehearsal space for NYC musicians (sign up now!)

2000+ hours of free rehearsal space will be available to NYC musicians at Spaceworks' 20 studios as part of New York Music Month in June.

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AC/DC at Madison Square Garden
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The Grammys officially returning to NYC in 2018 (first time in 15 years)

The Grammys will be back in New York City next year for the first time since 2003. The 2018 Grammys, which is the 60th edition, will happen Jan. 28, 2018 at Madison Square Garden...

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New York Music Month
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June is now “New York Music Month”

June is now New York Music Month, according to Mayor Bill de Blasio, Media and Entertainment (MOME) Commissioner Julie Menin, and NY is Music co-founder Justin Kalifowitz...

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The 2016 Coney Island Mermaid Parade
photo by Amanda Hatfield
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pics: 2016 Coney Island Mermaid Parade

It was perfect weather on Saturday (6/18) for the 2016 Coney Island Mermaid Parade, where freak flags are full raised and clothing is kinda optional.

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