The New York City Mayor’s Office has released its first Office of Nightlife report.
Established in 2017, the Office of Nightlife was created as a liaison between New York City’s nightlife establishments and the city government. The office’s inaugural report came with a focus on its future, giving recommendations for the city’s nightlife industry in the coming years.
Among the proposals were a program that would institute a Sunday waste removal service to follow Saturday night festivities across New York City, as well as a potential nightlife museum celebrating the rich history of the Big Apple’s nightlife culture. A suggested “Thrive at Night” program is also included in the report, as a means of expanding New York City’s mental health awareness.
The report totals 162 pages, and emphasizes the milestone events that took place from 2018 to the present. It highlights early research and data collection as well as the MEND NYC program, whose purpose was to mediate potential conflicts between nightlife establishments and their neighbors. The office’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic is also addressed.
“We’re proud to present the first-ever report by our Office of Nightlife,” said Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment Anne del Castillo. “This report tells the story of how our team created this new office and its groundbreaking work, before and during the pandemic crisis, to preserve a critical piece of the city’s identity.”
Read the full report from the Office of Nightlife on the City of New York website.