Dear HONY,

Adam Kuchler (pronounced: ‘kook’ + ‘ler’) is more than a clown or a busker. Not only is he a variety artist, but he is a colleague, a friend, and an inspiration. I met Adam while working with the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus only a year ago - but he has quickly turned into one of the greatest friends I have ever known. He has been a part of the BFC for more than 10 years, and before that, he traveled with Ringling Brothers Circus. 

It wasn’t hard for me to see how caring and selfless of a person Adam is. Many times he has sacrificed his comfort for mine or anyone else’s. I am not native to the streets of NYC - and Adam has time after time gone out of his way to make sure I get to where I’m going safe and sound. I have never experienced such generosity from somebody I have known for such a small amount of time or seen somebody so willing to help others. More than that - Adam is a kind-hearted individual who enjoys making people smile even if he himself is having a rough day. His openness, humor, and honesty are barely the beginning of what make Adam so special. 

He is also relatively easy to find! Adam has recently been invited to be a busker (street performer) at the South Street Sea Port (next to Pier 17). You can find him there almost any sunny day - especially the weekends. He will be the adorable guy stacking brightly colored cigar boxes, flipping and throwing hats, or trying to fit through a green and white shopping bag. 


Funny story: 

I walked all around South Street Sea Port yesterday, but didn’t see any clowns. “I guess he’s not working today,” I thought. Then just as I was leaving, I saw a guy packing some things into a crate. I decided to give it a shot: “Are you by any chance Adam?” I asked. 

He looked very confused and a little frightened: “Yeah, I’m Adam,” he said. “What’s going on here?”

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    A Bindelstiff! Too bad he wasn’t in costume.
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    I’ve seen this guy! Finally i can connect the face and name with the stories
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