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Pianist Envy

Above the shrieks of dancing teenagers and the rumble of passing buses, Manuel Vega played the piano at Fordham Plaza in the Bronx. He's not a concert pianist. He's just a regular guy who happened to see a piano on the sidewalk.

Fordham's piano is one of 60 sprinkled throughout the five boroughs by artist Luke Jerram and the nonprofit Sing for Hope. The brightly colored pianos will be available for anyone to play from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. until July 5.

Listen to free jazz in Brooklyn, Hava Ngila in Jackson Heights and crickets at Grand Army Plaza in WNYC's "Play Me, I'm Yours" piano mash-up video.