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Fewer tennis permits issued after NYC price hike

September 13, 2013
Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — The Parks Department sold about 5,500 fewer permits to play on New York City tennis in 2012 than it did in 2010.

The New York City Independent Budget Office released a report Thursday that found the city had hoped to raise $6.3 million by increasing fees in 2010 to play on courts and use recreation facilities — but revenue only grew by $1.1 million in fiscal year 2012.

The IBO found there was a 43 percent decline in adult seasonal tennis permits sold from 12,774 in 2010 to 7,265 in 2012 after the $100 increase.

The IBO found the number of recreation center memberships declined by 52 percent in 2012.

A Parks Department spokesman tells the Daily News ( ) its permits are still below what it costs at private facilities.


Information from: Daily News,



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