As a cold front quietly blanketed the Big Apple with its first taste of winter 2012, the city’s corp of street musicians bundled up, took to the underground, and otherwise braved the mighty frost to keep tourists and locals properly entertained. BTR’s Lauren Hawker captured a few minstrels in their element for this week’s photoblog.
Jazz bassist Sam Wood plays idly in the depths of the Union Square Park subway terminal in Manhattan.
Violin duo Charly & Margaux battle the roar of a passing subway car.
An impromptu collaboration between a capella group and Mr. Wood.
Pianist Colin Huggins delights a crowd of onlookers in Washington Square Park.
All Photos by Lauren Hakwer.