NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The image of Central Park under dark shadows has been intimidating for more than a century – Charles Ives even composed a menacing chamber music piece called “Central Park in the Dark” in 1906.
Now, a city councilman is taking action in the wake of some new construction that is making Central Park dark even in daylight.READ MORE: 2 Dozen Members Of Military Begin Serving As Pandemic Reinforcements At Newark's University Hospital
Some residents have complained about new luxury skyscrapers that have cast long shadows over Central Park.READ MORE: NYPD Narcotics Detective Wounded In Shooting On Staten Island Hailed As Hero For Protecting Fellow Officers
Councilman Mark Levine (D-7th) is proposing forming a task force that would monitor the height of buildings near Central Park and all other city parks.MORE NEWS: Search Continues For Gunman After 11-Month-Old Shot By Stray Bullet In Bronx
But the bill is expected to face opposition from the real estate industry.