What is the history of the New York subway musicians?
I've been writing a paper on it for my university writing class at Columbia, and I've found a lot of interesting information about the formation of the Music Under New York program (it started in 1985). As for before 1985, I don't really know. Supposedly they were "prohibited" by the MTA, but they were still there. Now there are "permitted" musicians, and technically if a subway musician is any good, it would be most likely that they have a permit.