Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Ode to NYC Street Artists

As some or most of you may know by now, I love all kinds music. I'm proud to say that my tastes are very diverse, as I enjoy many artists in nearly all styles of music.

I pay no attention to labels or genres. Simply put, if it pleases my ears, I'll probably like it.

That said, I thought I'd share some of the musical moments I've captured while roaming the streets of New York City.

I've had the opportunity to interact with many, many interesting people along the way, and fortunately, I happened to have my camera with me during some of those encounters.

Some people love and appreciate the city's energy. Others, not so much -- it's not for everyone.

To me, one thing is certain, however:

New York City is full of life and adventure around every corner; but one of the important elements behind that, which I think rarely gets enough credit, is that the people of New York are the driving force behind the vibrant energy that exudes from the city.

Consider this post a small tribute to the street musicians and artists who add color and vibrance to the Manhattan's city streets and parks.

This, among many other things that make city life interesting, are things you don't get to see in the quiet suburbs of America...


  1. I count New Yorkers among some of the nicest people I've ever met. Any mention of it makes me want to throw in the British towel and move there! Love the pic of the saxophonist under the bridge.

  2. I totally agree. I've only encountered nice, interesting people...

  3. I've always met a mixed bunch. There's the high-powered career driven people who shove you out the way in the subway and don't even give you a smile. Then there's the lovely people who see you looking a bit lost and ask if you need help finding your way. I love those. You don't find many of those in London. I just ignore the first bunch. You'll always meet them in every city you go to! You're making me long for NYC! It's very nearly been a full year since i last visited! :)

  4. It's true, I know what you mean about those people who act like everyone around them doesn't exist. I've come to take the good with the bad too. It's much easier to connect with people in a social setting where people are there because they want to be!