Volume 75, Number 46 | April 5 - 11 2006

Life’s still a cabaret at nightclubs

On Monday, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Michael Stallman rejected a lawsuit to abolish the city’s 1926 cabaret law, which requires establishments to have a cabaret license to allow dancing.

According to the New York Post, Stallman said, “The issue is whether the presence of additional people who wish to dance may cause increased noise and congestion in certain places. If these establishments draw more people because they offer dancing, then there is a greater likelihood of pedestrian traffic, increased vehicular traffic and associated noise.”

Attorney Norman Siegel told The Villager the plaintiffs may appeal.

“We continue to believe social dancing is expressive activity and entitled to New York State Constitutional protection and that the New York City cabaret laws are unconstitutional,” Siegel said.

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