Times Square Subway Station

Day After Thanksgiving

November 25, 2007
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Day After Thanksgiving

On my way to my permitted spot at the Times Square subway station, through the train window, I saw Frankie playing his guitar and singing on the platform at 59th street. When I got to the spot at Times Square Michael Schulman, the violinist, was playing there. Near him was a small table and...
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Luggage and Little Girl Left With Busker

November 21, 2007
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Luggage and Little Girl Left With Busker

When I got to the Music Under New York spot at the Times Square subway station, Raices Group was playing there: two guys dressed in white ponchos, one playing the pan flute, the other playing mandolin. There were lots of different types of flutes at their feet. I noticed that a section of the...
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Visit From a Boston Statue

November 11, 2007
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Visit From a Boston Statue

To my amazement, nobody was at the Music Under New York spot at the Times Square subway station when I arrived there. I noticed that there was light inside the about-to-be-opened record store next to the spot, and I could see they already brought merchandise into it. All the buskers are scared of what...
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Halloween in the NYC Subway

November 3, 2007
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Halloween in the NYC Subway

On the train I often sit at the end of the last car – that way my bulky gear doesn’t interfere with other passengers. Lately I noticed a guy who gets on the train a few stops after me – he carries 2 folding tables and a big bag on a cart with him....
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Teens sketching in the subway

October 30, 2007
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Teens sketching in the subway

As I was on the elevator from the platform to the mezzanine at the Times Square subway station, I could already hear music. It turned out it was Geovanni Suquillo playing guitar at the Music Under New York spot, accompanied by a Japanese guy drumming on a box. The drummer was sitting on the...
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Buskers – local and from far away

October 23, 2007
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Buskers – local and from far away

When I got to the Music Under New York spot at the Times Square subway station it was 11:45am and Salieu Suso was playing the kora there. The kora is an African musical instrument made of a gourd and a neck which supports 21 strings. Salieu is from Gambia but he’s been in New...
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The Audience Gives Energy to the Performer

October 10, 2007
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The Audience Gives Energy to the Performer

At 11:35AM I arrived at the Music Under New York spot at Times Square. Steven Clark, the Michael Jackson impersonator, was there, but he hadn’t set up yet. He was waiting to see if a permitted musician might show up for the noon time slot before he went into all the trouble of setting...
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A Good Spot is Hard to Come By

September 29, 2007
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A Good Spot is Hard to Come By

At 11:40AM Juan Castillo was playing mandolin at the Music Under New York spot at the Times Square subway station. At that time the ‘Beulah Outreach Ministries’ were setting up a table and lots of advertisements on portable stands by the wall further down from our spot. Juan wished me a happy belated birthday...
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Guy Mowed Over My Stuff!

September 26, 2007
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Guy Mowed Over My Stuff!

I got to the Music Under New York spot at Times Square at 11:30am to find Don Witter playing jazz guitar there. He was wearing the Music Under NY shirt and displaying the MUNY tote bag, so he looked very official While I was waiting for Don to finish his set the singer who...
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Lady Related to Royal Family of Chile

September 20, 2007
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Lady Related to Royal Family of Chile

When I got to the Music Under New York spot at the Times Square subway station this morning, I found Lenny, a percussionist who goes by the name ‘Drum Zone’, already packed up and ready to hand the spot over to me. He had been playing there since 8am. he asked me if I...
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