It's official. As expected, New York City's 91-year-old Cabaret Law has been repealed! The vote took place earlier Tuesday (10/31) at City Hall. In the words of Men Without Hats, you can dance if you want to.
The Cabaret Law, which many believe was designed to target jazz clubs in Harlem, was enacted in 1926 and has been enforced to varying degrees since. Rudy Giuliani began using it to shut down clubs in the 1990s as part of his campaign to “clean up” the city.