New Yorkers are PISSED that all the commercial events at the Lincoln Center, specifically the seemingly endless fashion weeks, are keeping them from playing frisbee and using their dogs to meet good-looking strangers at the Center's Damrosch Park!
In fact, residents and environmental activists are so STARK RAVING MAD that they've filed suit against the city and Lincoln Center for "limiting public access to Damrosch Park" and holding commercial events, including fashion week and the Big Apple Circus, for 10 months out of the year.
The plaintiffs also argue that the $32 million generated by the Lincoln Center from all of the events is NOT going back into the city like it's supposed to, but instead benefiting the Center itself.
In a statement, NYC Park Advocates, a nonprofit watchdog group, said:
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Residents living in New York's Upper West Side are not happy about all the ruckus New York Fashion Week creates now that it's being held at Lincoln Center.
One man who lives across the street at the Amsterdam Houses says he felt like he was suffocating from the thick exhaust in the air, while another added their asthma attacks are more frequent since the move from Bryant Park.
Sounds awful having to suffer a whole week of this, BUT how is this different from any other day in Manhattan?
Concertgoers expecting a lavish weekend getaway described the festival site as a chaotic, disorganized mess with inadequate transportation, no luxury amenities, and catered meals worse than prison food.
Tickets for the much hyped festival, organized by Ja Rule and entrepreneur Billy McFarland, ranged between $1,000 - $12,000 -- with promises of "a cultural moment created from a blend of music, art, and food" on the island of Exuma.
Well, the only movement that ended up happening was being ushered back to the mainland, because organizers announced Friday morning the event would be "fully postponed."
Organizers said due to the chaos, the best move was to just call it quits -- and revealed they were working on scheduling flights for the disappointed concertgoers already on the island. They shared on Twitter: