M.A.R.C.H. Abolished, Creates CURE, and moved from Mayor’s Office to the ONL Under the Department of Small Business Services

On December 28, 2023,  Mayor Adams moved the functions of M.A.R.C.H. to the newly moved Office of Nightlife in the Department of Small Business Services.  Jeffrey Garcia announced the launch of “Coordinating a United Resolution with Establishments” (CURE) – a new process for NYPD, SBS, and ONL to improve public safety responses to nightlife establishments and more equitably engage with nightlife business owners. “The new CURE process replaces the NYPD’s “Multi-Agency Response to Community Hotspots” (MARCH).” The press release states ” Furthermore, agencies that have previously participated in MARCH operations, such as the FDNY, DOB, DOHMH, DEP, and SLA will continue to maintain their regular independent inspection processes to maintain compliance and ensure safety.” Previously, SLA was part of M.A.R.C.H.  Interestingly, the Press Release does not mention the prior City Council Legislation which effectively curtailed unannounced M.A.R.C.H. inspections. It appears that the involvement of the SLA has been reduced under the new CURE program.

Mayor Adams Launches Effort to Enhance Nightlife Safety and Strengthen Small Businesses _ City of New York
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