59th street & Lexington Subway Station

Moving Garbage

April 19, 2009
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Moving Garbage

A nice young man helped me bring my busking gear up the last two flights of stairs just in time for the train’s arrival. That allowed me not to spend any time waiting on the open subway platform in the cold. At the Music Under New York busking spot at 59th street there were...
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Old Man in a Village in Jamaica

March 15, 2009
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Old Man in a Village in Jamaica

It was raining. On the platform of the 59th street subway station a trumpet player was playing “New York, New York”. There were some small puddles near the Music Under New York busking spot, but not too bad. This spot is known for having rain come down on it whenever it rains outside. Photographer:...
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You’re Gonna Cut Somebody With That?

January 22, 2009
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You’re Gonna Cut Somebody With That?

At the Music Under New York busking spot at 59th street, Tantz from Brazil was sitting on the bench, playing acoustic classical guitar. When I showed up with the MUNY permit he said he would go play on the platform downstairs. As I was setting up to play a guy looked in the garbage...
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Some People Are Diamond And Some People Are Coal

November 18, 2008
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Some People Are Diamond And Some People Are Coal

A guy passed me by as I was lugging my busking gear up the stairs at the subway station. He then retraced his steps and came back to help me, saying: “I thought someone was with you – that’s why I didn’t stop to help”. That someone he thought was with me was a...
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iPod Death

October 8, 2008
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iPod Death

As I set up to busk at the Music Under New York spot at the 59th street subway station, I had to sand-paper the saw before starting to play. A guy passing by asked me what I was doing, so I explained that due to the high humidity the blade rusted, and that takes...
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The Three ‘H’s

August 30, 2008
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The Three ‘H’s

As I was playing at the Music Under New York spot at the 59th street & Lex subway station, Bob from the Historical Society stopped to tell me of a cool fund raiser the Historical Society is doing: there is a pizza place where every time someone buys a pizza there, the place donates...
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2012 is Only a Few Right Nows Away

May 13, 2008
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2012 is Only a Few Right Nows Away

As I arrived at the Music Under New York spot at 59th street I noticed there were new orange ads for Home Depot all over the station walls. The guy who usually stands downstairs with an empty coffee cup and a sign on his neck saying ‘I’m hungry’ walked by, smiled and said ‘hi’...
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Questions

May 7, 2008
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Questions

When I arrived at the 59th street subway station there was an erhu player on the N/R platform. I headed to the Music Under New York spot on the #6 train platform. The singer who walks with a cane and his singing partner said ‘hi’ on their way to singing on the train. A...
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A Fake $20 Bill

April 22, 2008
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A Fake $20 Bill

At the 59th street subway station a lady helped me carry my busking equipment up the stairs. As we got to the top of the stairs the train was in the station. The lady ran to the train and as she got to it the train doors started to close. The lady forced the...
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Cross Platform Coin Pitcher

April 3, 2008
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Cross Platform Coin Pitcher

At the 59th street subway station, an oriental guy kindly offered to help me bring my busking gear up both sets of stairs. there was nobody playing at the Music Under New York spot. I noticed that somebody placed the MUNY hooks for hanging the permit banner up higher than where they usually are....
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