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What It Cost

December 2023
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Subway and elevated ride. 5 cents.

Taxicab. 50 cents first mile or fraction thereof; 20 cents each additional half mile.

Rental car. $2.50 per hour; $15.00 per day.

Garage parking. $1.00 per day; 50 cents to a dollar for cleaning and polishing.

“Large and Expensive Hotels of the Very First Rank”

AMBASSADOR. Single, $8.00 per night; suite, $16.00.

RTTZ-CARLTON. Single, $8.00; double, $10.00; suite, $20.00.

WALDORF-ASTORlA. Single, $6.00; double, $9.00; suite, $20.00.

BILTMORE. Single, $8.00; double, $12.00; suite, $25.00.

PLAZA. Single, $6.00; double, $8.00; suite, $15.00.

ASTOR. Single, $4.50; double, $7.00; suite, $15.00. Typical Midtown Hotel. Single with bath, $3.00; double with bath, $5.00.

Typical Downtown Hotel. Single with bath, $2.50; double with bath, $3.50.

Theater Tickets. Gallery, 50 cents to $1.00; orchestra, $3.50 to $4.00 (not including 10% War Tax).

Metropolitan Opera. $2.00 to $7.00.

Baseball tickets at Polo Grounds or Ebbets Field. Bleachers, 25 to 50 cents; grandstand, $1.00; box seats, $2.00.

Movies. Daytime, 15 to 25 cents; evenings, 25 to 40 cents.

Morning newspaper. 2 cents.

Evening newspaper. 3 cents.

Sunday newspaper. 5 cents.

Messenger. 30 cents per hour plus car fare.

Private room in St. Luke’s Hospital. $3.50 to $12.00 per day.

Rand McNally 1926 Guide to New York. 50 cents.

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