Fellow musicians are rallying around a subway performer whose arrest in a busy station was captured on video as straphangers jeered the officer. The New York Police Department says it’s looking into the arrest.
The bad blood apparently has not dissipated between two well-known panhandlers in Times Square, who got into a fight that ended with one of them being stabbed, according to published reports.
New York City has always been a town for performers and artists of all kinds. Several venues cater directly to these traveling virtuosos, holding open mics at music and comedy clubs and inviting local musicians to perform alongside jazz legends.