Is Lincoln Center Giving Fashion Week the Boot?


New York City residents are not happy with having limited access to Damrosch Park, the park at Lincoln Center. Apparently, between New York Fashion Week and other commercial events, the park is out of commission for up to 10 months each year. So the locals filed a suit against New York City and Lincoln Center.

According to the New York Times, the suit argues that the $32 million generated from the city’s July 2010 license agreement with Lincoln Center is not going where it should—back in the city—but all comes back to Lincoln Center.

“The city is awaiting formal service of the suit and will review it carefully,” said Kate O’Brien Ahlers, a New York City Law Department spokeswoman. “Fashion Week is an important part of the city’s cultural and economic fabric generating $865 million each year while also creating fashion-related jobs.”

We’ll say!