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Man Writes Blues Song On Recent String Of Slashings In NYC

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- "There's a new fashion in New York town..."

The recent string of slashings that has swept the streets of Manhattan have sparked some inspiration for one man who took to YouTube with a bluesy tune on the attacks.

"The fashion is slashin', we got the slashin' blues," the man, identified by the New York Daily News as Dennis Gronim, 65, sang as he strummed on his acoustic guitar.

The video was posted on Gronim's YouTube page under the name "Messiahsez" on Feb. 19. As of Saturday morning, it has received more than 1,300 views.

New Yorkers were on edge earlier this week after the city was hit with three slashing attacks and a stabbing within less than three days.

 Greenwich Village restaurant worker was attacked after he asked a teen to leave the Silver Spurs restaurant on LaGuardia Place

And just blocks away on Thursday afternoon, there was another slashing. This time, the scene was in SoHo at Lafayette and Prince streets in front of Supreme, a popular skateboard and clothing store.

And then on the Upper West Side Thursday, there was a third attack just after 5 p.m. – this time a stabbing.

The 33-year-old victim was walking along West 88th Street near Columbus Avenue when a male suspect pressed a sharp object to his back and demanded the contents of his pockets. The suspect then stabbed the victim in the upper back and ran off with his Kindle and headphones.

There was another incident earlier this week. A livery cab driver was cut Tuesday morning after getting into an argument with a passenger.

In all, there have now been more than 21 slashings since mid-December in the city.

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