The Streets of New York City Under Quarantine | The New Yorker

Scenes from a day of weirdness in quarantine in New York City as New Yorkers socially distance to avoid spreading the coronavirus. Times Square, Grand Central Station, subways, and streets appear eerily empty while the residents of the five boroughs have taken shelter at home to curb the outbreak of COVID-19.

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The Streets of New York City Under Quarantine | The New Yorker


  1. I kick myself everyday for not going out making photographs during the height of the 'pandemic'. That was a once in a lifetime event and there were relatively unobstructed views of landmarks that are highly unlikely to ever happen again.

  2. Here in 2021 with the delta variant of the coronavirus, more contagious and virulent then original strain. 4 million + passed as of July 2021. Vaccines: Pfeizer, Moderna, Johnson and Johnson and AstraZeneca.

  3. Watching this video brought me to tears. Living here in this city in the early days of COVID were so scary. It's heartbreaking to think about how much we've lost…

  4. Hearing the sirens day and night during the first few weeks of the pandemic was scary. Seeing the trailers at hospitals was so horrifying. NYC was so quiet, eerily quiet. Going out to do errands like grocery shopping and doing laundry took planning days in advance. We lost so many people.

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