After a $40 million redesign, the center will reopen with its inaugural exhibit on May 8.
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 Met's 6.28M visitors for the last fiscal year was the highest since it began keeping track.
The UES comunity board rejected part of the plan that would bring seats and tables to the plaza.
Residents blasted the Met's plans to add 400 chairs and 100 tables at its Fifth Avenue entrance.
Billionaire David Koch is paying for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's renovation of its Fifth Ave. plaza.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art re-launched its website on Monday, giving online access to more than 340,000 works of art along with interactive maps and suggested itineraries.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art sent a contrite letter to members this week apologizing for not letting them cut the long lines at final days of the Alexander McQueen show.
The wildly popular Alexander McQueen show reached 661,509 visitors, making it the eighth most popular in the Metropolitan Museum's history.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art will stay open until midnight on Aug. 6 and 7 for the last days of the Alexander McQueen show, officials announced Thursday.
The Upper East Side icon will raise the optional admission charge to $25 on July 1 because of "budgetary challenges."
The artifacts will return to Egypt in July after being displayed in Times Square.
Directors of Manhattan's most prestigious museums, like the Met and MoMA, live in rent-free and tax-free apartments.
Beginning next Tuesday, the Metropolitan Museum of Art is offering a first-ever exclusive focus on its collected works of Pablo Picasso.
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