Libraries Okay, Arts Less So In NYC Budget

As Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the New York City Council agreed on a budget last night, “city officials said that they were able to minimize cuts to what they said were their top priorities — firehouses, child-care workers and libraries — though they were less successful in the areas of health care, police training and the arts. … Full details are expected to be released in the next few days, and the City Council is scheduled to vote on the budget on Thursday or Friday.”