Along the lines of things we didn't know we needed but we're going to pay for anyway, Mayor de Blasio has appointed Ariel Palitz, the former owner of what was once called the city's noisiest bar, as the first director of the city's new Office of Nightlife.
The concept is based on a model first launched in Amsterdam in 2014. Night mayoral positions have since been created in other cities, including Paris and Toulouse, France, and Zurich, Switzerland. "It is exciting to learn that NYC's first Nightlife Mayor is a female with a strong background in nightlife and community advocacy," NYC Council Member Rafael Espinal, Chair of the Committee on Consumer Affairs and Business Contracts, said. Espinal added, "I believe the nightlife community