Subway performers rally on Second Ave

In the last five years, we have worked hard to ensure that no performer is wrongfully ejected, ticketed, or arrested for artistic performance in the New York subway system. We believe that artistic performance is a gift not only to the performing community, but to subway riders as well.

That’s why it’s particularly troubling to see stations on Second Ave, a subway line hailed for integrating public art, as the site for harassment and wrongful ticketing by NYPD officials. In the press release below, as well as on Facebook, BuskNY is announcing a rally in support of our core idea: that freelance performers deserve respect and equality in public space.