We Can Dance If We Want To

14 07 2008

An old anti-cabaret law in NYC is finally getting examined.

As the 1926 law stands, three or more people can’t dance unless a bar or restaurant has a cabaret license – even if music and liquor are allowed.

There are 181 licensed cabarets in New York, according to Consumer Affairs, and most are limited to techno-thumping clubs in Manhattan.

During former Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s quality-of-life campaign in 1997, police cracked down on venues without a cabaret license and the law became a quick way to shut down out-of-control nightclubs.

Ah, Giuliani. Aren’t you glad he didn’t get the nomination and sort of sank from view like an overgrown, ugly snapping turtle?





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