Our boy Daniel Squadron won yesterday but not before Steve Lewis of Black Book tried to label him the Anti-Club Candidate.
New York is the city that never sleeps; Frank Sinatra said so, and he knew about these sorts of things. Community boards are rapidly turning this town into a bedroom community, and the loss of tax dollars, and eventually tourism, will be crippling. I’m not talking about the Empire State Building tourists, but the fast set who stay in expensive hotels and eat the good food. These peeps are spending beaucoup bucks, and if they can’t have fun here, Vegas and Miami and other such places will gladly take them. Nowadays the shopping is making its way to these towns, and we no longer have a monopoly on stylish places. Almost every joint that hits it big here has an outpost there. Everybody is looking for brands to import.Does anyone really think that downtown is lacking nightlife at this point? If anything, it’s too welcoming for tourists. All of the above, in a word, is bullshit.
He favors even more power be given to community boards, which are destroying not only the hospitality business, but in turn all the other businesses supported by people who go out at night. That’s cabs, delis, restaurants, etc.