NY Arts Groups Protest City Funding Cuts

New York City arts groups are protesting mayor Michael Bloomberg’s plan to slash city arts funding. “We are sending a distress signal to the mayor and the City Council that if the budget is adopted at this level, it would become the fourth year in a row that the city’s cultural institutions have been seriously underfunded. Instead of helping the city to rebound, the proposed cuts risk severely imperiling the fiscal health of our city’s most cherished cultural treasures.”