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Do you need a permit to busk manhattan? and if so where would I get it?
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Well, here's what I found;

http://www.buskersadvocates.org/saaNewYorkCity.html

Apparently, as of 1970, you were allowed to perform without a license as long as you weren't amplified. However, the cops will still hassle you if they feel the need (or just the desire.) There's reference here to being told to "move on" if you don't have a license, but I couldn't see where exactly to get a license or how much it would cost.
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I don't belive it! Someone's actually doing research! Hallaleuiah! One down, 300 more to go.....
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It looks like it may be just a DB limit now.

http://www.buskersadvocates.org/saalegalCtCarewvMTA.html
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South Street Seaport Requires an audition. If they allow you, that seems to be a fine spot.

The parks (i.e. Central Park, Madison, Washington...etc) you have to get permission from the park itself, which you can go to the web site of that particular park and send them an email. I see buskers consistently at Central Park at the Zoo's entrance.
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On 2008-08-13 09:39, Chance wrote:
I don't belive it! Someone's actually doing research! Hallaleuiah! One down, 300 more to go.....


A lot of times it's just hard to wade through what's there and make any sense out of it!

South Street Seaport is a private area, not consider public land like the parks.
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There's much more to it Ed: The Seaport, and all other similar locations (Quincy Market Boston; Inner Harbor, Baltimore (et al); most every shopping mall and zoo, etc., etc.) have ALL been legally recognized as public property and completely open to busking.

Keep digging. Information is power....
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Chance you seem to have a lot of information on this. Do you busk in NY?
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Not now, but I have.

If you really want to get ahead asap, then click on my pic here and then follow the link to my past messages. I've written quite a bit on this topic over the summer.
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