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New Year's Eve Parties To End At 4 AM

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Around this time every year, the State Liquor Authority releases permit applications to allow New York bars and nightclubs to extend liquor sales until 7 AM on New Year's Eve. Club and bar owners then start to complain usually complain that they didn't know about the application deadlines, usually forcing the SLA to announce a filing extension. None of that will be happening this year, because New Year's Eve falls on a Sunday night. As Steve Lewis points out, "the SLA has decided that the standing New York State law that prohibits sales of liquor on a Sunday from 4am until noon supersedes its authority to extend the celebration." So this year, all New Year's Eve events will end at 4 AM, just like every other night of the year. It shouldn't really make a difference, since clubs were moving away from the 7 AM parties and nothing good can really ever come from being in any bar or club that long.
· Some Early Thoughts on New Year’s Eve [BlackBook]
· New Year's Eve Coverage [~ENY~]
· Nightlife Coverage [~ENY~]

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