Are you an evening owl? Are you in search of a job? Should you answered sure to those questions, New York Metropolis might have the right job for you: director of nightlife, in any other case referred to as a “DON.”
Following within the footsteps of many European cities, New York Metropolis has introduced the creation of an evening mayor. The as-yet-unnamed individual will head an Workplace of Nightlife. The town additionally plans to nominate a 12-member Nightlife Advisory Board. Rafael Espinal, a New York Metropolis Council member, first proposed the bill for an evening mayor as a response to a rising development of nighttime venues shutting their doorways.
“Now greater than ever, as we’re seeing increasingly music venues, bars and eating places shutting their doorways,” Espinal informed the New York Times. “The town must cease the bleeding of its cultural hubs, or danger turning into corporatized and homogenized.”
With rising actual property costs, noise complaints, and licensing points, 20% of NYC’s music venues have closed in the last 15 years. This consists of iconic establishments like CBGB and Bungalow eight.
Trying to cities like Amsterdam and London as a mannequin, New York Metropolis plans to revive nightlife and the nighttime financial system—a big contributor to a metropolis’s financial system. London’s nighttime financial system is reportedly value $34 billion, using near 50,000 individuals within the nighttime leisure business, and one other 100,000 in night time jobs throughout well being and social care.
New York’s night time mayor can be liable for appearing as a liaison between Metropolis Corridor and the nightlife business, resolving points like noise complaints and crime, and for serving on behalf of night time venues susceptible to shutting their doorways.
If this sounds just like the job for you, resumes are being accepted at Metropolis Corridor.