NYC stand up! It’s time to celebrate.
A nearly 100-year-old law making dancing illegal in bars has finally been scrapped.
Dubbed The Cabaret Law, it was introduced during prohibition in 1926, a staggering 91-years back. To put it in perspective, if you’ve ever watched Boardwalk Empire with Steve Buscemi playing the hard-ass liquor lord; it was that time-frame! Crazy, right?
The law will officially be done and dusted as of Tuesday (a couple of hours away for our NYC friends), thanks to the introduction of a bill from Brooklyn councilman, Rafael Espinal who says he has the 26 votes needed to pass it.
On top of this, a spokesperson for the NYC Mayor, Ben Sarle says he “strongly supports repealing the law”. It’s nice when the top dog backs nightlife, isn’t it? *nudge nudge Gladys Berejiklian*
Meanwhile in Sydney, our pubs and clubs in the CBD/Kings Cross areas still have to lock the doors after 2am at the latest. Hopefully the policy makers take a leaf out of NYC’s book after this one.