BuskNY is a New York City based subway arts advocacy group.
Though busking in the New York subway system has been permitted since 1985, performers who stand up for their rights are still being wrongfully arrested, and are still thrown out of stations without cause and without any form of documentation on an apparently 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!
That means providing accurate information about the legality and reality of subway performance to MTA officials, NYPD officers, and to every subway rider; helping subway performers to advocate for themselves and to sue 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.