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Rock Annex Says: 'Gimme Some Money'

$26 Admission Not Very Punk Rock

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    Mayor Michael Bloomberg sits in Bruce Springsteen's old car in August when he announced that The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame would open an annex in New York City.

    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.