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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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New York City on track to repeal Cabaret Law this week

After 91 years, New York City's Cabaret Law looks to finally come down and allow people to legally dance in bars and restaurants. The vote officially happens on Tuesday (10/31)...

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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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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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Jellybean Benitez, Juan Maclean, Juliana Huxtable & more DJing “Let NYC Dance” benefit to help fight Cabaret Law

Plus: One NYC Councilman is drafting legislation to create an Office Of Nightlife in NYC.

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Williamsburg venue Muchmore’s suing New York City, saying cabaret laws are unconstitutional

Enacted in 1926, ​the New York City's ​cabaret laws were originally to put the kibosh on illegal booze. After the repeal of prohibition, the law -- which requires clubs and bars to get an expensive permit for dancing -- went largely unenforced until the Giuliani administration and his efforts to clean up the city...

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