Rock Annex Says: ‘Gimme Some Money'

$26 Admission Not Very Punk Rock

Just as Mayor Bloomberg has been touting New York City 's affordable attractions, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has opened its own museum-like annex in SoHo - but for a whopping $26 per ticket.

That's more than the Met and MoMA - at $20 each. The Guggenheim's $18 and the Whitney's $15. You can even get to the top of the Empire State Building for $18.45.

And what's worse about that $26 ticket -- the price is set to go up to $28.18 as of December 2.

Maybe they should talk to the Sports Museum of America, which opened in May in the Financial District. It recently dropped its entry fee to $16 from $24.

“The new fee structure reflects consumer opinion on what is considered an acceptable cost in today’s economic climate in the New York City area,” Sports Museum officials said in a statement announcing the price cuts.

Still, the Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum is getting away with $35 tickets and the Ripley’s Odditorium is priced at $24.99.

See NewYorkology for a price check on other main NYC attractions - plus pizza and pastrami.

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