A lament for recently "vanished" NY nonprofits, like the 70-year-old New York City Opera, and what they contributed to the cultural landscape.
"One of the hallmarks of New York City's social, cultural and economic life is the multitude of high-quality nonprofits delivering desirable services of all kinds to residents and visitors. Hospitals, universities, social-service providers, community centers, museums and performing-arts organizations are first-class and, in many cases, world-renowned. Living in this town is easier, healthier, and more enriching and educationally exciting because of the vitality of what is commonly referred to as the Third Sector. So it comes with sadness and astonishment that in recent months, some much-needed and beloved nonprofits have simply vanished." -- Reynold Levy, Crain's New York