New York Turns Into Ghost Town In Grim Photos Shot During COVID-19 Quarantine
By Mikelle Leow, 23 Mar 2020
Times Square. Image via Droneandy / Shutterstock.com
The Big Apple is looking more like the postcards, now that millions are staying at home to fight the spread of COVID-19.
As the tourism industry arrives at a standstill from travel restrictions and residents practice social distancing, photographers have captured gripping images of the city’s now-empty streets and landmarks.
The photos show little semblance of the ever-busy Times Square and routinely-packed subway stations. Without the crowds, it seems as if the vital spark of NYC is paling.
For once, the city that never sleeps seems to be in slumber.
New York City a virtual ghost town .. never seen the city this empty 🌺 🇺🇸 🦠 pic.twitter.com/6ZOM38xyYA— D I N E S H • OZA🌴 (@shimar12) March 16, 2020
Broadway in Lower Manhattan. Image via Christopher Penler / Shutterstock.com
Radio City Music Hall. Image via Naveed Ashraf / Shutterstock.com
People are wearing face masks to protect themselves from the coronavirus. Image via robert cicchetti / Shutterstock.com
An eerily empty subway station. Image via Dan Jardine / Shutterstock.com
Rockefeller Center. Image via valeriy eydlin / Shutterstock.com
New York City streets are empty, deserted and give off ‘I Am Legend’ movie vibes… pic.twitter.com/aQFzUpvlCZ— RT (@RT_com) March 22, 2020
[via Mashable, images via various sources]
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