The councilmember who helped take down the cabaret law will work at the Freelancers Union.
The New York Post reports that Espinal will be taking a job at the Freelancers Union. His term was due to end at the end of 2021, when he would be unable to seek re-election due to term limits.
Espinal came to prominence as a fierce advocate for New York nightlife culture, eventually repealing the city’s controversial no-dancing cabaret law (which former mayor Giuliani exploited as part of a crackdown on nightclubs in the ’90s). He also called for a New York nightlife mayor position, which resulted in the creation of the office of nightlife and the appointment of Ariel Palitz as the first night mayor.