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"I really felt like these police were just targeting us, like they needed to write paperwork. It had nothing to do with protecting citizens or being righteous, that's for sure."
"The world watches New York. This is not the message we want to send to the world."
A subway busker was arrested for loitering after a confrontation with an NYPD officer over whether or not he was allowed to be performing.
Members of BuskNY are tired of being arrested for an activity they know is legal under the MTA's guidelines, and gathered on the steps of City Hall today to call for it to stop.
Section 1050.6 of the MTA's Rule of Conduct explicitly permits artistic performances in transit facilities.
Buskers deliver killer version of Miley's "Wrecking Ball" on the Bedford L platform.
Matthew Christian said he was arrested for exercising his right to play his violin on the subway platform.
"I don't want to HEAR it! How about I stand in YOUR way?"
“Generally, expressive matter vending rules do not apply to buskers and entertainers.”
New Yorkers don't just love parks for their serenity or greenspace, but for the excitement of possibly breaking an arcane law while enjoying them.
The winners for the annual Music Under New York competition have been announced—here's a look at some of the performers you'll be seeing in subway stations this year.
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