Linda Leseman is a journalism grad student at NYU. She is glad that she's about to graduate.
The 74-person-maximum-capacity sign posted on the wall of Union Square Pool has been violatedprobably several times over. The audience, populated in part by some of New Yorks less-inhibited indie musicians, forms a spontaneous ring of folk-dancing; onlookers clap, kick up their heels, and partner with people theyve never met before.
In the modest black box space of The Bushwick Starroccupied this Sunday morning by some twenty-odd performers and a three-piece banda slide whistle signals the beginning of rehearsal.