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.
Provisions of the New York City Zoning Resolution Concerning Regulation of Dancing and Music. Provisions related to dancing and music are marked in yellow. The provisions relating to dancing and music were added in 1990 as a result of the 1989 City Planning Report, the background of which is described in Chevigny – Gigs: Jazz… Continue reading Zoning Resolution – Provisions Relating to Dancing and Music
Focused consideration of reform of the Zoning Resolution suggest the need for informative mapping showing areas subject to restrictions. Note: This article shows only a few examples of Special District regulations which override the general Use Group 12 provisions allowing dancing in Manufacturing and Commercial area. This article is under review for accuracy. Mapping only… Continue reading Mapping of Zoning Lots Subject to Dancing and Music Regulations
Metrics and Factors This article provides an overview of numeric metrics and other factors used to regulate music and dancing. This following is not inclusive and provides only examples of the use of the metric or factor. It is necessary to review the numerous provisions of the Zoning Resolution as marked in the excerpt Zoning… Continue reading Metrics and Factors Used in Dance and Music Regulation
The Zoning Resolution allows dancing without restriction under Use Group 10, which carries on an exemption that has existed since the 1926 Cabaret Law. Many venues do not seem to be aware of this exemption.
Use Group 12 applies in purely commercial and manufacturing areas and allows establishments with dancing.
Use Group 6 applies in mixed commercial-residential areas. In eating and drinking establishments, does not allow dancing or music if there is a cover charge, so that venues cannot cover the cost of hiring musicians.
Zoning Resolution use group regulations including regulations of Use Group 6, 10 and 12 are found in Article III Chapter 2 Use Regulations of the Zoning Resolution.