NEW YORK (AP) – An arts group says it’s shuttering an information kiosk at a Staten Island ferry terminal after hardly any visitors asked about the arts.

Council Executive Director Melanie Cohn says a survey last summer found 80 percent of inquiries at the kiosk were about the ferry itself or visiting the Statue of Liberty. Only 5 percent were about Staten Island’s cultural offerings, which the council was formed to promote.

Cohn says the economic downturn also factored in the decision to close the kiosk. It cost the nonprofit group about $46,000 a year.


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