In 1916, New York City adopted its first Zoning Resolution which created residence, business, and unrestricted use districts. There is no mention of eating and drinking establishment, cabarets, or dance hall in this original resolution. The Resolution was repeatedly amended until 1961 when a new Zoning Resolution was adopted.
In 1955, it appears that an amendment relating to cabarets and eating establishment were adopted. See Use Regulations at Time of Enactment of 1961 Zoning Resolution.1916 Zoning Resolution Ul