Thursday, February 16, 2012

Cease and Desist

Obviously, during fashion week, Lincoln Center is full of activity. Lots of (famous) people coming and going, which leads to lots of photographers, and lots of space needed to hold shows (and all those people). For business owners and those who live near Lincoln Center and have no vested interest in fashion week, it could be slightly irritating to have the entire fashion world taking over your neighborhood for eight days. While I personally think these people should just go with the flow and be thankful to be in the presence of such greatness, some feel differently. So differently, in fact, that some residents of the area have teamed up with NYC Park Advocates, and sent a cease-and-desist letter to both the city and Lincoln Center itself. They want the nearby Damrosch Park, which has become a holding ground for fashion week tents, returned to its natural state as a park (can't they find somewhere else for their dogs to do their business?)

City officials, and Lincoln Center, haven't taken the resident's complaints to seriously, saying that the cold weather prevents the park from fulfilling it's original purpose in the first place. They also argued that since Lincoln Center maintains the park, they can basically do what they want with it. Although the residents have threatened to take the matter to court, but is it really worth it to sue over two weeks out of the year? Sometimes, people just need to learn to let things go, and appreciate the fact that they're living amongst the excitement!

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