Things I Can’t Afford to Do

While waiting for the Lincoln Center branch of the library to open, after walking by the Metropolitan Opera, and the New York City Ballet, I took refuge in the lobby of Avery Fisher Hall. It was a little disheartening to see sign after sign for one performance after another I can’t go to! I should explore the cheap seats more thoroughly. $65 was the least expensive ballet ticket, $30 for the opera. I’ll bet there are better deals to be had.

I took a picture of the sign for the annual Messiah Sing. It’s a monster, thousands go and sing. (Also expensive.)

Sign for Messiah Sing at Avery Fisher Hall

Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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