Brown says the daily trips are "a little bit tricky" but worth the effort, in part because the piano gets people's attention.
"A lot more people mention the piano than they do the music," Brown said. "I've seen people playing electric pianos that don't get much more attention than any other street performer."
Brown's admirers seem to agree.
"It's pretty incredible he can lug it across town," said pedestrian Jason Libenson "I think it's phenomenal and shows he has a lot of passion."