Somebody tell the mob, there’s a new prohibition in town:
From the New York Sun:
4 A.M. Last Calls Could Be Headed The Way of Smoky Bars
Although they have no authority to mandate hours, Community Boards have tightened their grip on late night establishments. Of course, they claim to be protecting the neighbors: “In our neighborhoods, most people don’t want to live next to a nightlife establishment.” Yet, why did those people choose to live in the noisy, trendy areas of Manhattan?
If this trend continues, could we expect underground speakeasies to open midnights; driving business away from the legitimate establishments? I would have no reservations about patronizing such a place.
There’s quite a discussion here: Curbed: Drying of NYC