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Business and Culture of NY Nightlife
Author Gamal Hennessy Presents
the Nightlife Cultural Initiative
Archive Recording Available for Network
A strong nightlife
industry stimulates job creation, tourism, social connection and
cultural development. However, if public perception focuses on
the negative aspects of nightlife and ignores the benefits, the
entire industry and its related markets can suffer. The city as
a whole can be weakened.
author of Seize the Night and President of the Nightlife
Cultural Initiative (NCI), will discuss NCI’s mission to
redefine the perception of nightlife and increase support for
this vital aspect of urban life in the public sphere.
Cultural impact: An
overview of the artistic, epicurean, and social elements of
nightlife that both create culture for patrons and generate
revenue for businesses.
Financial impact: A
description of the direct and indirect economic impact of
nightlife, including jobs, tax revenue, tourism and
associated economic activity.
Social challenges: A
look at the negative aspects of nightlife that dominate the
media discussion and create an overall negative image.
Political issues: The
impact that the negative image of nightlife has in terms of
public policy, local politics, and legislation.
Changing the discussion:
A model for leveraging the strengths of nightlife
to change public perception and improve the relationship
between nightlife and the wider community.
Gamal Hennessy Biography
the Night: The Business and Culture of New York Nightlife
This publication by
Gamal Hennessy provides a comprehensive look at the benefits and
struggles of the multibillion-dollar New York nightlife
industry. He outlines the historical and cultural contributions
provided by nightlife, and explores the social elements that
contribute to nightlife's notorious reputation.