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Report: 11 Museums Dropping Out of IDNYC Free Admission Program

Mon Jan 09 07:16:52 EST 2017 | NY1
NEW YORK - Some museums across the five boroughs are reportedly dropping out of the city's municipal ID program. The Daily News reports 11 cultural institutions are no longer offering free memberships to cardholders this year.  They include the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, The Guggenheim in Manhattan, The Museum of the Moving Image in Queens and the Staten Island Zoo. More than half a million of municipal ID cards have been issued since the program began in 2014. They're available to anyone ove..


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