(Reuters) – One of the enduring sights in New York City’s Times Square is the Naked Cowboy, who – dressed only in underpants, boots and cowboy hat – charms the tourists that usually throng the area out of a few dollars with a wink and a song.
FILE PHOTO: Robert Burck known as the original “Naked Cowboy” poses for photos wearing a mask in Times Square, during the outbreak of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., March 17, 2020. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
The street performer – real name Robert Burck – is still putting on a show, despite the coronavirus-related stay-at-home orders and travel restrictions that mean the usually packed streets are far quieter than usual.
Now adding a stars-and-stripes face mask to his outfit, he flexes his biceps for passing cars and plays his guitar that is affixed with stickers for U.S. President Donald Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign.
His livelihood has been seriously curtailed, he said. Still, he…
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