I emerged, blinking, from a meeting held in an office down on Washington Square. Piano music–masterful, lyrical, liquid–wafted through the air:

Later, I told Husband about this wonderful thing – the piano on wheels, the musician oblivious to passers-by with camears, the music pealing through the park.

“Oh that guy,” said Husband. “Yeah. He’s there all the time. I had some students here from out of town who were all excited about him. But he’s old news.

Only in New York, my friends, can a pianist who wheels his instrument into the square and regales the populace with wonderfully tickled ivories be considered No Big Deal.

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  1. Melissa February 12, 2011 at 10:31 am #

    One of the many reasons I love New York is that people don’t blink twice. I remember being a mermaid once for the parade in Coney Island, with a bunch of friends, walking around the East Village in full sequinned regalia. No-one gave us a second glance. LOVE THAT!!!

  2. KSB February 15, 2011 at 12:57 pm #

    Well, you gotta admit, after the Naked Singing Cowboy in Times Square, a piano on wheels in WSP does seem a tad tame, and well, ordinary. 😉

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