Damrosch Park

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Damrosch Park
Location Amsterdam Avenue and West 62nd Street, Manhattan, New York
Coordinates 40°46′19″N 73°59′05″W / 40.7720°N 73.9846°W / 40.7720; -73.9846Coordinates: 40°46′19″N 73°59′05″W / 40.7720°N 73.9846°W / 40.7720; -73.9846
Area 2.4 acres (0.97 ha)
Established 1969
Governing body City of New York Parks and Recreation
http://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/damroschpark

Damrosch Park is a 2.4 acres (0.97 ha) park in New York City at Amsterdam Avenue and West 62nd Street on the south side of the Metropolitan Opera House and west of the David H. Koch Theater at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.[1]

The park is named after the Damrosch family, a family of musicians. Performances take place at the Daniel and Florence Guggenheim bandshell,[1] in the western end of the park above Amsterdam Avenue. The south side has street entrances, and the northeast corner of the park connects directly to the Center's central plaza.

The park is used for large events such as New York Fashion Week in August and February,[2] the Lincoln Center Festival in July, Lincoln Center Out of Doors in August, and the Big Apple Circus October through January. Some local residents have argued that these events are inconsistent with the park's status as a park,[3] and have sued to keep the park available to the public year round.[4][2][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Damrosch Park". City of New York Parks and Recreation. Retrieved May 23, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Fleming, Olivia (May 23, 2013). "Is New York Fashion Week getting booted out of Lincoln Center already? Locals sue venue to regain public access to its park". Daily Mail. Retrieved May 23, 2013. 
  3. ^ Foderaro, Lisa W. (February 14, 2012). "When Tents Rise in a Park, Residents See a Takeover". The New York Times. Retrieved May 24, 2013. 
  4. ^ Pogrebin, Robin (May 21, 2013). "Lawsuit Accuses New York and Lincoln Center of Limiting Access to Damrosch Park". The New York Times. Retrieved May 24, 2013. 
  5. ^ Phelan, Hayley (May 22, 2013). "Could New York Fashion Week Get Kicked Out of Lincoln Center?". Fashionista. Retrieved May 24, 2013.