As NYC Night Mayor, Palitz could set her sights on noise complaints, untenable rent, or disappearing service industry jobs, to start.
“For me, New York, what defines us is that we really are the best. We have the best restaurants, the best nightlife, and we have very high standards,” she said. “I want to keep our standards high, whether it's in the DIY or the most elegant white tablecloth restaurant, I want operators with great visions of hospitality and creativity to be able to deliver what New Yorkers demand, which is the best -- and what the world demands -- and to make that easier to deliver: The best.”
Now the good stuff: What does a Night Mayor do on her night off?
“I wouldn’t want to pick out any one place in particular, but you know, I think the diversity of what New York has to offer, for me is always a perfect nightlife,” Palitz said. “You know, being able to see a live band, have a great meal, get a great drink, and hang out with my friends, like everyone else.”