Out of some twenty thousand bars in New York about one hundred actually have the license to allow of all things, dancing. A prohibition era law for New York prohibits public dancing at most city bars according to NBC New York. The area is set to roll back or repeal this law that is nearly a century old and for many a bit outdated. Many people are not even aware of this law and commonly break it without realizing.
- NYC law officials are now requiring many bars and restaurants to have what is called a, “cabaret license” before allowing visitors to dance in their facility.
- Only about 20,000 bars and restaurants in the NYC area have the license, which may seem like a large amount, but is actually quite small compared to the NYC eatery scene.
- Rafael Espinal has presented a bill that will repeal this law due to it being highly outdated and not adhered to throughout most of the city.
“New York City officials say they support getting rid of a nearly century-old law that bans dancing at a majority of the city’s bars and restaurants.”