15. The musician with a shtick or costume
We've all seen the three-piece band that's dressed up as pink gorillas, or the Boba Fett who plays the accordion, and we're glad to live in a city that has these things -- but how long have you ever actually stayed and watched them?
14. The kids that do flips in the subway
On pure talent and entertainment alone, these guys would be higher, but being constantly terrified that they'll kick you in the face keeps them out of the upper echelon.
13. People painted as the Statue of Liberty/ a robot
These guys are high on the list because tourists love them, they expect to see them in certain spots, and they don't actually bother people who aren't into them.
12. The guy who wheels around his piano everywhere
He plays enjoyable music, you probably took a picture of him the time you saw him playing under the arch in Washington Square Park, and you just have to respect the fact that he lugs that thing all over the place.
11. The one-man band
How do they do that? It's amazing.
10. David Blaine
His performances are too infrequent, and hopefully his next trick doesn't involve standing for a while. But damn does he do some crazy stuff.