The Big Apple Circus is about to make its grand return — but not everyone is happy to see the newly for-profit show taking up space in a public park near Lincoln Center.
Following a yearlong hiatus, the revamped 40-year-old circus is returning to Damrosch Park at Lincoln Center under new ownership for shows beginning Oct. 27.
Critics say the arrangement to have a former nonprofit that routinely provided free shows return as a commercial enterprise violates the spirit of a 2014 settlement that booted Fashion Week from the same public plaza, which is controlled by Lincoln Center.
“This is nothing more than a cash cow for the circus and Lincoln Center, which refuses to release financial details of their deal,” said Geoffrey Croft of NYC Park Advocates…
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