New York is defined by its nightlife. Everything from the history of the city to the sensibility of its residents is connected to the bar and the dance floor in some way. But the fundamental importance of this lifestyle has been belittled ever since Prohibition. There has been very little serious debate on the positive impacts of nightlife culture on New York City.
NCI organized a panel of experts to discuss and debate this topic at our Nightlife Culture Expo. This video shows some of the insight and prickly perspectives that nightlife culture generates.
Special Thanks to:
Madison Moore: Post-Doctoral Fellow in Theater + Dance at the University of Richmond
Shonali Bhowmik: President of Little Lamb Records
Paul Seres: Founder of the New York City Hospitality Alliance and Owner of The DL
Steven Lewis: Owner of Steven Lewis Design and Nightlife Correspondent for Black Book Magazine