By Erika Owen
September 11, 2015

The New York City subway system is full of surprises—flash mob dance routines, overflowing rush hour cars, and all kinds of music (heard through your neighbor's headphones and the boomboxe routines that frequent heavy tourist areas). Vimeo user Tal Vardi shows off another side of subway performances with his recent video, "Station Music": the musicians spreading sounds throughout the stations.

These performances are always far more welcomed than the cramped routines you may find on a train jetting through Midtown—not to mention much better (most of the time). From Union Square to Grand Central Station, Vardi takes you through the sights and sounds (think: operatic ranges, guitar shreds, bluesy saxophones) of a city known for its wonderfully diverse inhabitants. Check it out above.

Erika Owen is the Audience Engagement Editor at Travel + Leisure. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @erikaraeowen.