BuskNY is a New York City-based subway arts advocacy group.
Though artistic performance in the New York subway system has been permitted since 1985, performers are still being wrongfully arrested, ticketed, and ejected from stations on a daily basis. We think it’s time for that to stop.
We believe in a New York where public performance is a vibrant and celebrated part of artistic life.
Ending wrongful arrest is not easy. It requires providing accurate information about the legality of subway performance to MTA officials, NYPD officers, and to every subway rider; assisting subway performers in advocating for themselves when their rights are violated; and promoting, organizing, and curating events and exhibitions that celebrity the diversity and the excellence of New York City’s subway art.