Battle of The Boroughs and me?

Thanks for so many supportive responses to my email about the 

Battle of the Boroughs: Talent Throwdown at WNYC’s The Greene Space

Some of you have asked... But what exactly is it?  Yes I know it's confusing.   Artists initially selected by WNYC judges, will perform this Friday April 2nd to stay in the competition to represent Manhattan.  It's a round of elimination that takes place, where the top five artists selected by the audience, will then move on in the competition. The other dates listed on the Greene Space website, are the elimination rounds for the other Boroughs, 

Here are the basics:  WNYC (local NPR affiliate) has a new performance space downtown called The Greene Space.  As a way to highlight their new space WNYC has selected (through a submission process) artists from all over the city to perform as part of a competition. It’s a great way to begin programming the space and build an audience.

I submitted months ago and just learned that I have been selected as one of the artists to compete in the April 2nd concert. (and seem to be the only subway performer) The audience that night will vote (so I'll need a good support crowd) and the top 5 will move on to the next round. Ultimately, top performers from each borough will compete and one final artist will be selected for a solo gig at The Greene Space this Summer.  

this event is a great way to check out this new performance space (across the street from City Winery) and support me and WNYC.

Thanks, hope to see you there, Cathy

Here’s more info:


Battle of the Boroughs: Manhattan Throwdown

Join us in The Greene Space for a showdown series designed to bring out the best undiscovered bands and ensembles of all genres: instrumentalists, singers, DJs, spoken word artists and performance artists in the five boroughs.

MC’d by radio host Terrance McKnight. Come out to discover new performers, support your local favorites — and enjoy beer, wine and snacks on the house.

Voting: The first round of voting will take place exclusively with our Greene Space in-house audience to determine the top five artists of the night.  The top five artist’s performances will be put online at and open voting will begin.  Only one vote will be permitted per person.  The winner of the Manhattan “Battle of the Boroughs” will be announced on Twitter, The Greene Space Facebook page, and on the official Greene Space website.

The Greene Space was created for live performances, signature WNYC radio shows and vid eo webcasts — with concerts, audio theatre, political and cultural di scussions, visual arts, public radio events and more.

The Greene Space | 44 Charlton Street New York, NY (at Varick Street)


on 2010-04-05 16:33 by NYC Subway Girl

ON AIR, ONLINE AND ON THE STREET  Can't make it to the event, it will be broadcast, why not listen in and hear a great variety of New York performers from jazz to rap, classical to, well... me!! 

Listen/watch on the internet  Webcasts at

Listen on the radio at 93.9 FM and AM 820

and if you do come, Jerome Greene Space located at 

44 Charlton Street New York, NY (at Varick Street)