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New York City to get nightlife ambassador for liaison between govt and clubs

The position has been created in response to the tremendous growth of New York’s music industry.

world Updated: Jun 16, 2017 12:56 IST
Democratic mayor Bill de Blasio said he was inspired to create the position by the implementation of a “night mayor” in international cities like London.
Democratic mayor Bill de Blasio said he was inspired to create the position by the implementation of a “night mayor” in international cities like London.(Shutterstock Photo)

The mayor’s office of New York City is highlighting a newly created job in its administration — a “nightlife ambassador” to serve as a liaison between the city government and nightclubs.

Julie Menin, commissioner of the mayor’s office of Media and Entertainment, said the position was created in response to the tremendous growth of New York’s music industry.

Democratic mayor Bill de Blasio said he was inspired to create the position by the implementation of a “night mayor” in international cities like London.

London mayor Sadiq Khan created the position in 2016 in order to manage the economy of late-night-oriented business, along with balancing the needs of the nighttime economy and city residents.

Several other cities — such as San Francisco and Amsterdam — have similar positions.