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A FREE ADMISSION UPDATE – STATEN ISLAND IN SUMMER!

If you live in Staten Island or in another borough and are visiting the borough during the summer (a great time!) or at another time of the year, you may very well be planning a visit to one of its great institutions – notably the Staten Island Zoo and the Staten Island Museum. It is…
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A FREE ADMISSION UPDATE – THE BRONX IN SUMMER!

If you live in the Bronx or in another borough and are visiting the borough during the summer (a great time!) or at another time of the year, you may very well be planning a visit to one of its great institutions – notably the Botanical Garden, the Bronx Zoo or Wave Hill. It is…
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NEW YORKERS: BE THE DIFFERENCE!

Today, May 15, FA launches its petition [which it hopes will be signed by ALL New Yorkers] urging NY AG Letitia James to enforce Ch. 476 of the Laws of 1893, which required the Met Museum to be free of all charge to New Yorkers. FA’s petition can be found on this link: https://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/288/649/848/ Sometime…
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FA Challenges NYAG James To Act To Enforce The NYS Law Providing Free Admission To The Met Museum For New Yorkers

Below find the text of an email FA Founder, Pat Nicholson, sent to NYAG Letitia James on April 4, 2019. ,Attorney General James,   Thank you for your attention on behalf of all New Yorkers ahead of reading the body of my email below.   I shall appreciate your office reaching out to me [contact information below]…
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A Reaction To An Action — The Met Museum Way

In an earlier blog entitled, “FA Educates Key Met Museum Philanthropists …”, FA details its effort to communicate directly with members of the Met Museum’s Real Estate Council to ensure their understanding of benefits ascribed to Council membership. Knowing that the “free admission” component of the benefits package could inappropriately suggest to New York employees…
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NYC’s and The Met Museum’s Disingenuous Philanthropy

NYC recently announced on its website that there is $2.8 million in additional funding to be allocated to over 175 cultural institutions in “underserved communities”.   NYC reports that these funds result from an “agreement allowing the Metropolitan Museum of Art to charge mandatory admission to visitors from outside of New York State in exchange for…
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Met Museum Presidents’ Reply To FA Via Museum Representative Should Concern New Yorkers

FA Founder, Pat Nicholson, can report that she received a reply to her letters to Messrs. Brodsky and Weiss referred to FA’s Blog “Part I: Hand Delivering Letters to …” [and subsequent communication with Mr. Brodsky only as member of the Met Museum’s Real Estate Council, see FA’s Blog regarding “FA Educates Key Met Museum…
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The Founder’s Story: Supporting Free Admission For All New Yorkers

What kind of person are you?  Do you move through life serendipitously or do you adhere to goals or otherwise?   For me, the Founder of Free Admission For All New Yorkers, the “connective tissue” has been a sensitivity to “injustice”.   Before meeting and working for my employer, significant other and then husband [from 1968 until…
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FA Educates Key Met Museum Philanthropists on How to Help Secure New Yorkers’ Rights to Free Admission to the Museum

FA Founder, Pat Nicholson, has begun to reach out to key philanthropists who regularly donate to the Metropolitan Museum of Art (“Museum” or “Met Museum”) to ensure that they are aware that an 1878 Lease requires the City to provide rent-free tenancy of Central Park buildings to the Museum in exchange for New Yorkers having…
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