The Met is being sued over "confusing" signage making its suggested admission seem mandatory.
The Met plans cut 280 chairs from the originally planned 400.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art has dropped the kiosks from its $60 million public plaza overhaul.
The UES comunity board rejected part of the plan that would bring seats and tables to the plaza.
The famed museum's funding from the city could drop from $10.6 million to $5.4 million under proposed budget cuts.
The Upper East Side icon will raise the optional admission charge to $25 on July 1 because of "budgetary challenges."
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