In March of 2018 Ariel Palitz, was appointed as the first-ever Senior Executive Director of New York City’s Office of Nightlife at the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment. Ariel came to the role with deep experience in both nightlife and community owning her own nightclub in the East Village, for ten years; serving on her local community board for nearly 7 years and consulted nightlife entrepreneurs to open, operate and sell their own establishments. New York City’s Office of Nightlife is as a non-enforcement central point of contact between the nightlife industry, community, and the City. The office provides problem solving and support for individual venues while creating systemic industry wide solutions that address the daily challenges of running a business at night. The Office if Nightlife in NYC is dedicated to ensuring a more vibrant, viable, safe, and fair nightlife that works for all New Yorkers and visitors from around the world.