The New York State Liquor Authority has acted the major regulator of dancing in venues offering alcohol using a scheme that Liquor Licenses and a venues Method of Operation must show whether the venue is offering patron dancing and collaborates with Community Boards to restrict dancing and live music. The SLA collaborates with Community Boards in its enforcement.
Alan Sugarman provided post hearing Comment to the New York City Council in connection with a proposed bill to regulate M.A.R.C.H., after Sugarman testimony to City Council Committee. Sugarman questioned whether M.A.R.C.H. should even exits and detailed a number of improvements to strengthen the bill, which was enacted as Local Law 220 of 2019.
The Office of Nightlife at the NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment presents the semi-annual reports on the Multi-Agency Response to Community Hotspots, or M.A.R.C.H. program. These reports are mandated by Local Law 220 of 2019. As long as the program continues, and the law remains in effect, the Office of Nightlife will compile… Continue reading M.A.R.C.H. – Multi-Agency Response to Community Hotspots