Welcome To NYC: Please Refrain From
Getting Down With Your Bad Self
Hot on the heels of yesterday's news about the demise of NYC's Roxy nightclub, comes word that the NY State Appellate Court has upheld the 80-year old "cabaret law" that bans dancing in bars and restaurants. The court's ruling says, "Recreational dancing is not a form of expression protected by the federal or state constitutions." In the 1960's, NYC had over 1000 establishments with the necessary license that allows dancing. Today there are less than 300. The "nightlife capital of the world" continues its dreary, non-dance step towards complete gentrification. Ooh, look! There's a Barnes & Noble!