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Notorious Electric Zoo festival pushes for Randalls Island return

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An electronic music festival that was shut down last year after drug overdoses killed two people is lobbying to return to Randalls Island this year, the Daily News reports.

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Organizers of the Electric Zoo are seeking a Parks Department permit to hold the event again over Labor Day weekend after last year's much-criticized festival saw one sexual assault, 31 arrests, and six overdoses — two of them lethal.

EZ Festivals LLC hired high-powered lobbyists to make their case, includingMike McKeon of Mercury Public Affairs.

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