Dani Zoldan says NYC is only helping high-culture spots

Comedy club owner Dani Zoldan instructed Web page Six that the metropolis is propping up its superior-lifestyle establishments — whilst telling smaller venues to “drop useless.”

The Division of Cultural Affairs claimed this 7 days that it was awarding $forty seven.one million to artsy establishments like Jazz at Lincoln Heart, the New York Philharmonic and the Metropolitan Opera.

“These are corporations that have entry to unlimited quantities of cash,” the Stand Up NY co-owner instructed us. In the meantime, he claimed, “New York City is essentially telling impartial music venues and comedy clubs to drop useless.”

Zoldan claimed he just needs the COVID-19 polices to be honest. “All we’re asking is to be ready to be granted the identical recommendations that have been specified to eating places and bars,” he claimed.

Beneath existing recommendations, smaller venue theaters are continue to not able to open, whilst eating places and bars have been open at constrained capability given that September (though indoor dining has been scrapped the moment yet again).

Zoldan’s planning a travel-in and streamed fund-raiser on Feb. 14 at Coney Island’s Ford Amphitheater.