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.

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Some residents have complained about new luxury skyscrapers that have cast long shadows over Central Park.

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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.

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But the bill is expected to face opposition from the real estate industry.