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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On Thursday IMG unveiled the plans for New York Fashion Week's new home at Lincoln Center's Damrosch Park.
There will still be the traditional three main presentation spaces for the runway shows, which have been renamed to The Theatre, The Stage and The Studio.
They've also added an additional location, the Box Presentation Space, that will be available for forums, press conferences and designer presentations.
Most of the changes have been made when it comes to technology, with the hopes of moving the shows into the 21st century.
The new technological space will allow as many as 232,000 people to attend the show, with the first one being this September 9 to 16.
We're sure everyone can't wait to make that long trek up to the Upper West Side!
[Image courtesy of IMG.]
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