It’s official: Free-range parks performers face fines
Buskers, jugglers, dancers, rappers and others who play for pay must stay confined to approved areas
By Aaron Martinez
Published: Wednesday, April 10, 2013

These days, as blues musician Demarco Evans performs in Washington Square Park, he’s thinking about

He’s worried about getting fined.

Street performers are gearing up to abide by the city’s Department of Parks and Recreation’s strict rules for vendors who operate in city parks, which as of May 8 will explicitly apply to them if they ask audiences for funds.

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