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The Drying of NYC

Is NYC slowly losing its 4 a.m. last call? The Sun offers ample evidence that the community are becoming increasingly successful at getting you to bed by 2: "In most parts of Manhattan, bar and club owners say, it has become nearly impossible to open new nightlife establishments that are permitted to serve alcohol until 4 a.m. — the Prohibition-era curfew that is seen as a bedrock of New York City's party town identity...'It is a trend that has certainly increased in the last six months, and if it keeps increasing there are going to be serious problems for the nightlife industry and the city's economy,' a lawyer for the New York Nightlife Association." [NYS]