A rep for Joel confirmed to CNN it certainly is the Piano Man within the video, however didn’t supply remark.
The 71-year-old performer was captured on what seems to be a mobile phone digital camera, taking part in a Ragtime-type tune on the piano out close to the road.
He's seen sporting a motorbike helmet and, in keeping with Newsday, he was on a motorbike journey when he observed the piano on the curb locally of Huntington.
"Not unhealthy. The motion is sweet," Joel might be heard saying within the video after tickling the ivories. "It simply wants tuning. And the end is beat. It's a superbly good piano."
"It's a disgrace to throw it out," he provides.
Joel suggests donating the piano to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul thrift retailer, and somebody off digital camera might be heard saying there's a thrift retailer close by.
"They'd in all probability take it," Joel says as he continues to look at and play notes on the piano.
The YouTube video is dated as having been uploaded on June 26. There's no phrase on the destiny of the piano.