If you live or work in New York City, you’ve definitely passed them on the street. Maybe you’ve even hung around to listen to them, or pitched a dollar into one of their instrument cases. Whether underground, in the park, or on the sidewalk, buskers are a way of New York City life. On this week's Cityscape, we're delving into the world of buskers in New York City, from a 12-year-old cellist to a woman who plays the saw.
*UPDATE: This show contains an interview with Heather Jacks, author of The Noise Beneath the Apple. In this interview, Heather Jacks refers to the program Music Under New York as a "permit" program for buskers. For clarification about New York City's laws on busking and public performance in subways, please visit the NYPD's website and the MTA'S MUNY website.