NYC’s Office Of Nightlife Floats Idea Of Preserving The City’s Legendary Bars & Clubs Scene
Here’s something to raise a toast to in the Big Apple.
New York City is considering opening a museum devoted to nightlife.
The so-called Nightlife Museum would feature photos and exhibits of the city’s legendary bars and clubs and – if the suggestion of a local operator of nightclubs is followed – classes for bartending and DJing.
The city’s city’s Office of Nightlife – yes there is one – releases a 162-page report in June on nightlife which included the idea of a museum. Part of it’s purpose would be to shine the city’s nightlife in a positive light and as an important entertainment and economic asset.
“Historically, it has been seen more as a liability than as an asset,” said Ariel Palitz, the nightlife office’s senior executive director.
“It could be very educational,” said Noah Tepperberg, co-chief executive officer of the Tao Group Hospitality, one of the most prominent nightlife operators in the city.
The Office of Nightlife was established in 2018 and part of the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment.
In 2024, the Universal Hip Hop Museum is scheduled to open in the Bronx.