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Night mayor

The mayor’s latest mental health program targets nightlife and entertainment.
Where is the biggest nightlife growth in the city happening? What exactly is the office planning to do to help promote and protect DIY venues in the future?
The city has announced a 14-member board that will advise the city's lawmakers on matters pertaining to the nightlife industry.
On Tuesday, the City Council is set to repeal the reviled Cabaret Law, which has made dancing illegal in the vast majority of the city's bar and restaurants for nearly a century.
"It's going to be even better in a place as cool as New York City," the mayor said, as a few dozen costumed guests, and one large peacock, filed into an adjacent room for a bordello-themed poetry night.
De Blasio supports ending a widely-hated law against dancing in bars and nightclubs, but he wants more security cameras to document all your funky moves.
The Night Mayor campaigning has begun.
A bill poised to pass later this afternoon would give the mayor two months to appoint a Director of Nightlife, who will oversee the newly established Office of Nightlife.
"They started enforcing the Cabaret Law in Williamsburg right around the time they rezoned the whole waterfront to be condos," one venue owner said.
A city councilman plans to introduce a bill establishing the position of "night mayor" to serve as a liaison between City Hall and New York's $10 billion nightlife industry.
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