Bronx Restaurateur Jeffrey Garcia Appointed as NYC’s “Nightlife Mayor” Despite Hiring FreezeNovember 17, 2023
Mayor Adams named Jeffrey Garcia as the new “nightlife mayor” despite a city-wide hiring freeze. Garcia’s predecessor earned $130,000 in the role. Adams also proposed budget cuts and signed bills to streamline the Office of Nightlife’s operations. Jeffrey Garcia, a former NYPD detective and restaurant owner, was praised by Adams for his experience and advocacy for minority-owned businesses.