2008_11_lincc.jpgPolticker NY has details on how much some cultural institutions say they are losing this year, due to cutbacks in City Council funds and mayoral funds: "American Museum of Natural History: $2,790,746, a 22 percent reduction from the previous fiscal year; Carnegie Hall: $271,687, a 33 percent reduction; Lincoln Center: $1,035,290, a 42 percent reduction; Metropolitan Museum of Art: $1,691,246, a 13 percent reduction; and Staten Island Children’s Museum: $170,146, a 31 percent reduction." And is it a coincidence that Mayor Bloomberg was singing the praises of free activities for New Yorkers by mentioning free admission times at different institutions?