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De Blasio Creates New ‘Night Mayor’ Position to Keep the Party Going

(DNAINFO) Gwynne Hogan | September 20, 2017 — A very square mayor turned up at the ultra-hip House of Yes Tuesday night to announce the creation of the city’s Office of the Nightlife — headed up by a soon-to-be-appointed Night Mayor, or party ambassador for bars, clubs and venues across the city.

The new appointee will field complaints and mediate disputes between nightlife establishments and city and state agencies, as well as residents with complaints and concerns.

“[Nightlife] is part of the magic of New York City,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio, flanked by former Ramones drummer Marky Ramone and jazz double-bassist Ron Carter, at the Wyckoff Avenue venue. “Where the culture happens is essential. Without the venues, the culture simply can’t exist.”

The administration is in the process of interviewing candidates for the job, which is expected to be filled by the end of the year.

Source: De Blasio Creates New ‘Night Mayor’ Position to Keep the Party Going – Bushwick – New York – DNAinfo