NYC hot spots have officially been recognized for their “hotness” as the City Council voted today.
The Council approved a resolution that recognizes “hot spots” for their geographic location and the amount of food and drink they offer.
The resolution will be debated at City Hall for the next few weeks.
The new “Hot Spot” designation comes in the wake of the City’s ban on the sale of alcohol on Sundays and Mondays, and the recent increase in violent crime on the streets.
According to NYPD statistics, the number of violent crimes reported by residents of New York City increased by more than 6 percent from last year.
In response to the City of New Yorkers recent increase, the Mayor has requested the use of the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) to regulate the sale and distribution of alcoholic beverages on Sunday and Mondays.
“New York City has been fighting to make sure we are doing our part to protect our neighborhoods and our residents,” said New York State Senator Daniel Squadron.
At this point, it’s unclear how the City will enforce the new designation.
But according to a new study from the CityLab, there are many hot spots in the City that have been known to have a “hot” reputation.
There are currently eight hot spots designated as “hot,” including two locations in Manhattan and one in Brooklyn.
As of now, it seems that no one has really figured out the exact location of any of these locations.