New York Post Residents blast skyscrapers' shadow on 'Central Dark' by Sarah Trefethen
Manhattanites sick of big buildings throwing shade at Central Park rallied Sunday against the proliferation of nearby skyscrapers.
The 100 angry residents, armed with black umbrellas, marched past various construction sites near the urban oasis including One57, a 75-story apartment tower on 57th Street that casts shadows throughout the park. Some attendees wore Jackie O-style sunglasses in a nod to her 1987 bid to fight skyscrapers in Columbus Circle.
“It’s Central Park, not Central Dark,” said Rene Cafaro, a member of Community Board 5, who was joined by dozens of local politicians and city dwellers who feel developers are chasing the sun away.
“We can’t let billion-dollar buildings take our light, take our air, take our sky,” said Councilman Ben Kallos, who represents the Upper East Side. “We have zoning on autopilot that allows people to build whatever they want wherever they want.”