Office of Nightlife


The Office of Nightlife, at the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment, serves as a central point of contact between City agencies, nightlife business owners, residents, employees, patrons, and artists, promoting a safe and vibrant nightlife scene beneficial to all New Yorkers. Nightlife is vital to New York’s economy as well as its identity. The industry supports close to 300,000 jobs and generates billions of dollars in economic activity. New York’s nightlife has also long been an important incubator of cultural movements and continues to provide spaces for creativity, social cohesion, and personal expression.

Read more about the Office of Nightlife and staff


On October 2, 2018 the Office of Nightlife embarks on a five-borough listening tour, kicking off in Brooklyn, and continuing to Queens, Staten Island, the Bronx, and Manhattan. The Office of Nightlife welcomes all New Yorkers to raise issues, voice concerns, and share ideas on topics such as quality of life, public safety, regulations, enforcement, and the role nightlife plays in fostering creativity and social cohesion.

These public hearings will be held in mostly historic, mission-driven, or community-oriented theaters and will help to inform the Office of Nightlife's initiatives and recommendations to the Mayor.

Please RSVP here to attend the Office of Nightlife's listening tour. Each listening session is open to everyone from all boroughs, and all New Yorkers are welcome to attend whenever the date and location is most convenient.

  • Tuesday, October 30, 2018 – STATEN ISLAND, The Historic Music Hall at Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden (map) (download SI flyer)
  • Thursday, November 15, 2018 - BRONX, Repertory Theater at HOSTOS Community College / CUNY (map) (download BX flyer)
  • Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - MANHATTAN, The Town Hall, 123 West 43rd Street (map) (download MAN flyer)

For additional accessibility needs, interpretation or translation, please contact us:

(212) 974-4055


In July 2018, Mayor de Blasio, Speaker Johnson, and Council Member Espinal announced the appointment of the 14 members of the City's first-ever Nightlife Advisory Board. The all-volunteer board will issue formal recommendations to the Mayor and City Council on ways to improve regulations and policies that impact nightlife stakeholders. This includes addressing the regulatory structure of the nightlife industry, common issues related to nightlife establishments, public safety concerns related to nightlife zoning, enforcement, nightlife workforce conditions, and the integration of nightlife into the city's various neighborhoods. All members will serve two year terms.