From A Walk in the Park:
As expected the Bloomberg Administration's dramatic fee increases implemented last year saw a precipitous drop in tennis permit purchases and memberships to recreation centers while projected revenue increases fell far below expectations.
Tennis permits declined 43 percent, single-play permits fell 46 percent and revenue fell $1.3 million short of the projected increase. The number of recreation center memberships sold in 2012 declined by 52 percent with the doubling of membership fees for adults and seniors while revenue came in about $4.0 million below the Bloomberg Administration’s expectations.
"The failure to achieve the expected revenue gains was the result of a greater-than-projected fall-off in the number of permits sold for tennis and memberships for recreation centers following the price rise," according to the City Independent Budget Office.