Only in New York.

Only in New York.

General | Judette Coward-Puglisi

June 25, 2008

If you don’t like over stimulation, then never walk the streets of Manhatan on a July afternoon. The sights and sounds will keel you over. I love it though: the tourists taking pictures, the restaurants with their ‘summer is here open doors’, and the sculpted bodies on display.

This afternoon’s offering included a young woman in a pink tutu and purple platfom heels pretending to take a taxi, a man dressed as a butler displaying his cat, 2 dogs, 1 rabbit and 3 hampsters all lying quietly side by side.  And of course there was Robert John Burck better known as Naked Cowboy. Burck is a prominent fixture of New York City’s Times Square. His routine consists of playing his guitar wearing only cowboy boots, a hat, and a pair of briefs, with the guitar strategically placed to give the illusion of nudity.  Burck is now so popular he has become a brand with a slew of products, an Elvis Presley look alike for a manager, and a fee charged for every picture you take of him.

You’ve got to love New York!