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Newly for-Profit Big Apple Circus Returns to Public Park

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…

Read the full article at New York Post