Don't have an account yet? Get the most out of your experience with a personalized all-access pass to everything local on events, music, restaurants, news and more. When he's not at home, out with friends or doing software engineering for Verizon, he steps out in public in a ten-gallon hat, Texas flag cowboy boots, a pair of Speedos and nothing else.
For the past 10 years, he's the guy you've seen on the sidewalk, with the great body, strumming his guitar and singing, dressed in a cowboy hat, cowboy boots and underwear -- and nothing else, even in the dead of winter. As a native New Yorker, I will admit that at times, it has been my guilty pleasure to walk or drive by The Cowboy to see if he can bear the elements. To my amazement, he's always there and pretty naked -- in rain, sleet, snow, heat or bitter cold.
With his tighty-whities, cowboy hat and strategically placed guitar, Robert Burck, better known as the Naked Cowboy, has been a fixture in New York City's Times Square for more than 15 years. But Burck's life today has changed quite a bit since he started his solo act back in the late '90s. In those early days, he was the only Naked Cowboy in town, performing in his underwear even when the temperature dropped below freezing.
Sadly I was on the ferris wheel at the time, so didn't get the chance to get a pic with him. I saw him 3 weeks ago, got a picture with him : A few days later I was in Times Sq again and there was another 2 "Naked Cowboys", they were old, ughhh. I could see why you want of photograph of some guy standing in his underwear briefs, in cold windy weather that is common for New York City at during this time, freezing his whatever he has hiding in his underwear.
Naked Cowboy, told me in a recent phone interview. I am creating a new paradigm for wealth. Clearly, a man who is not afraid to stand in Times Square in his underwear is not going to be shy discussing his goals.
By Emma Reynolds. Times Square's famous naked cowboy has become locked in a battle with a naked Indian who is encroaching on his territory. The well-known New Yorker, who plays guitar wearing just underpants and a hat, is now in competition with the Indian, who plays the drums in briefs and a headdress.
Robert Burck has been singing and strumming his guitar dressed in nothing but underwear and cowboy boots almost every day since By Jenny Powers. Throngs of selfie stick-toting tourists weave in and out of the paths of costumed cartoon characters looking to pose for photos in exchange for tips. Meanwhile, taxi drivers and double-decker tour bus operators lean on their horns in unison, cursing the bumper-to-bumper traffic.
It's rare that any individual human being becomes an essential tourist landmark the late Chief Henry comes to mindbut The Naked Cowboy real name: Robert John Burck has earned his place in any NYC visitor's itinerary with his relentless devotion to self-promotion and his day in, day out dedication to booty shakin' for the masses. Although he started his buff busker routine back in Venice Beach, California inhe's been a Times Square fixture for a decade. Always up for a light grope from nervous female fans, he's a walking, talking pectoral photo op.