Economy Cuts Into Manhattan Arts

In New York, a down economy and cuts in arts funding are starting to make a visible impact on the city’s arts institutions. “Museums, theaters, concert halls, opera companies, public gardens and zoos throughout the five boroughs are cutting performances, exhibitions, days of operation and staff members. This is only the beginning, arts executives say. ‘It’s like a patient whose health is slipping. The strong will reduce what they do and the weak will have to take more drastic measures’.”