After last summer's protracted success in barring a big protest rally in Central Park on the eve of the Republican National Convention, the Parks Department is proposing to put a cap on the number of big rallies the Park can have. Only six gatherings of 50,000 or more people would be allowed - and four of them are for Metropolitan Opera/NY Philharmonic performances! Now, Gothamist is sure that some groups will protest this, but the way we see it, if this passes, protest groups will just have to be more creative. Like having five groups of, oh, 30,000 people in different parts of the park.

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