A crowd gathered around violinists from the New York Philharmonic playing for the public on Broadway and 65th in front of Bed Bath and Beyond.
It’s part of a Philharmonic street corner concert program. Musicians travel around in a pickup truck and play impromptu concerts. (The locations aren’t announced in advance.)
Barry Langer was there and we asked him how many people were watching:
“I would say 40-50 people. Some people just walked by. I don’t understand how anyone could just walk by…And on such a beautiful evening. It was very moving to experience. Only in NYC…
I have long-time friends who live around the country. Some news outlets are reporting that the UWS is being abandoned and they are concerned for my wife and me. The photos of back-to-back moving trucks are being shown. I’m forcefully telling them that we are alive and well here on the UWS! And I just sent them these photos.”