I was sitting on a bench waiting for the morning bus reading the Times when a long-haired young fellow tapped me on the shoulder.
“Sir,” he said.
He was carrying an acoustic guitar strapped to his back and the handle of a worn tin cup strung though his belt. He was dressed in faded blue jeans, a red plaid shirt and black Chuck Taylors. I assumed the obvious, but all he did was to ask me if I knew how to get to Bryant Park.
Take the Queens subway from Roosevelt to 5th Avenue and exit. Bryant Park is right behind the New York Public Library. Then he asked how one got to Carnegie Hall.
“Practice, practice, practice,” I said.
How to get to Bryant Park in Midtown Manhattan