[Concerning the special permit BSA nightmare for the Red Rooster in Harlem, See http://dance-music-regulation.com/document/special-permit-by-bsa-18-years-and-only-one-social-dancing-special-permit/] Proposed Zoning Text BSA Special Permits 32-163 p-163 November 2023. Commented [Z20]: The Proposal maintains the current requirements for these specified uses, though the locational and design requirements for eating or drinking establishments in some C6 districts would be extended to… Continue reading Proposed Zoning Text BSA Special Permits 32-163 p-163
On November 3, 2023, The Department of City Planning released the proposed text of the zoning amendment. “City of Yes for Economic Opportunity” Amendment Enters Public Review with annotations provided by DCP. The 1127 page 10.8 MB draft text may be found here. We have extracted certain relevant provisions and hope this is complete. Below… Continue reading Selected Pages From Proposed Zoning Text November 2023
The Mayor has narrowly defined the problem and the need to change zoning regulation of dancing and music. This is a narrow view of the problem. The problem is the need to eliminate the arbitrary regulation of dancing and music, whether by the DCP or any other governmental entity. The most important regulators restricting dancing… Continue reading DCP Proposal 8 For Common Sense Regulation of Dancing and Music
The Liquor License Database does not indicate the Use Group of the 2324 establishments prohibiting Patron Dancing. Below are steps to determine this fact for a singles establishment.
Few establishments have endured the BSA in order to obtain a special permit to allow dancing. One such establishment was the Red Rooster in Harlem, that received a special permit that was so onerous that the establishment was still unable to practically offer dancing in its downstairs space. Attached is a 602 page file of… Continue reading Special Permits by BSA – 18 Years and Only One Social Dancing Special Permit – Red Rooster
Letter suggesting issues to be explored in reviewing zoning resolution re music and dancing.
The complete 160 page report may be downloaded at this link and is described at this ONL page. Comments: Excerpts relating to dancing and music are below. The Report, issued 3.5 years after the establishment of ONL and the repeal of the Cabaret Law, avoids specific recommendations at to changes to the zoning resolution. No… Continue reading Office of Nightlife (ONL) June 2021 Report
In the Summer of 2021, the Nightlife Advisory Board issued its primary report, but opted to offer no specific recommendations as to revision of the zoning related to dancing, no position on the practice of prohibiting cover charges for live music in Use Group 6, and no mention of the overreaching regulation by the State Liquor Authority in collaboration with Community Boards.
Alan D. Sugarman submitted this comment to an oversimplified article appearing in CityLand. The article ignores abusive regulation of dancing and music by the State Liquor Authority, with Community Boards, requiring licensees to comply with an approved Method of Operation, which regulation will persist even with changes to the Zoning Resolution … unconstitutional demands as to type of music and other issues.
Fifteen months after repeal of the Cabaret Law, there was little evidence of reform of the Zoning Resolution and representative of the Department of City Planning at hearings held by the new Nightlife Office indicated no interest in studying the issue. Three letters were then sent to the Department.