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In Seize the Night: The Business and Culture of New York Nightlife, Gamal Hennessy, the author and president of Nightlife Media, delivers a comprehensive look at the benefits and struggles of the multibillion-dollar New York nightlife industry. Too often we are shown the disadvantages associated with bars and clubs - crime, drugs, sexual violence - but there are other aspects of the industry that are taken for granted. Hennessy has created a work that outlines the historical and cultural contributions provided by nightlife, as well as its significant financial benefits that include the employment of thousands in the hospitality field and revenues that register in the billions of dollars. In addition to the cultural and economic positives, Hennessy also explores the negative social elements that contribute to nightlife's often dubious reputation. Readers prepared to weigh both sides of the industry will undoubtedly come to the conclusion that New York nightlife has long been the launch pad for many of the great cultural movements of modern times. From hip hop to fashion to Stonewall, there is no nightlife that compares to New York's. Whether the author is introducing readers to nightlife in terms of its economic impact, social challenges, or creative energy, he delivers a superb overview where readers can find out why The City Never Sleeps.
  • ISBN13: 9781449927622
  • Publisher: Createspace
  • Pubilcation Year: 2010
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 00352
Publication DateMarch 1, 2010
Primary CategorySocial Science/Popular Culture - General
Publisher ImprintCreatespace Independent Publishing Platform

Seize the Night: The Business and Culture of New York Nightlife

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