NYC Office of Nightlife launches new website & social media accounts
Mayor Bill de Blasio officially created the NYC Office of Nightlife in 2017, and appointed Ariel Palitz as the first "Night Mayor" in March of 2018, to act as a liaison between the city, residents, and venues, clubs, and the rest of the nightlife industry. Now the office has created a new website, nyc.gov/nightlife, where it's collected guidelines, resources, and other information pertaining to nightlife. It's divided into four parts:
Office of Nightlife lays out the mission of the Office and lists upcoming events that will be updated regularly.
Nightlife Businesses walks owners and operators through the steps necessary to open and run a nightlife venue, including licensing and permitting, waste removal, sound guidelines, best practices, and more, with links to relevant City services.
Nightlife Workers features a comprehensive list of worker rights and resources, with information on paid sick leave, discrimination, freelance worker rights, and more.
Nightlife Community lists resources for New Yorkers who interact with nightlife including information about Neighborhood Coordination Officers and mediation services.
The office has also launched new social media accounts on Facebook and Instagram under the name @nycnightlifegov, where they say followers can "gain tips and tricks for running a nightlife venue, keep up with recent news about the industry, and learn about the Office’s upcoming programs, events, and workshops."
"When I created the Office of Nightlife my hope was to create an avenue for all stakeholders involved in nightlife to be able to get the help they need in creating a vibrant nightlife for the city," council member Rafael Espinal said. "The launch of this website is a great step made by Ariel Palitz and I look forward to our City’s nightlife community taking advantage of all the resources provided in one place on the website."