Provisions of the New York City Zoning Resolution Concerning Regulation of Dancing and Music. Provisions related to dancing and music are marked in yellow. The provisions relating to dancing and music were added in 1990 as a result of the 1989 City Planning Report, the background of which is described in Chevigny – Gigs: Jazz… Continue reading Zoning Resolution – Provisions Relating to Dancing and Music
New York City has had three major versions of the Zoning Resolution adopted in 1916, 1961, and the current version revised substantially in 1989..
Constitutional Law Attorney and Counsel for Plaintiffs in Chevigny and Festa Cases book on the Cabaret Law and litigation to eliminate restrictions against music.
After the Chiasson cases holding that the Cabaret Law could not restrict the number or types of musicians, the City responded in 1989 by amending the Zoning Resolution and burying the restrictions against music and dancing. The report clearly acknowledged the purpose of the zoning amendments.