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New York's Central Park 'quiet zones' anger buskers

One of the striking things about New York is its musical heritage. Broadway is a huge attraction and the music of artists as varied as George Gershwin, the Velvet Underground, and 50 Cent all come from various parts of the city.

So, eyebrows were raised recently when Central Park began putting up signs banning busking. Keith Wallace reports on why, according to the authorities, silence is golden.

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