Ain’t this a nail for the coffin? : New rule limits NYC’s street musicians

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A city park tradition in which musicians have performed freely in Manhattan’s open spaces will be limited under a new rule that takes effect May 8 and classifies them as vendors.

MizWalidah‘s insight:

I just got a lump in my throat. Ain’t this a nail for the coffin? They are trying to departmentalize public culture in NYC with laws that build fences and herd our hearts in the same direction. Beginning May 8th, street musicians cannot perform in public unless they perform near a designated and limited number of medallions embedded in the concrete around the city. There are none in parks. Is all our music to live on Spotify. A tear just lept out my eye. 

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