Washington Square Park, one of the vibrant epicenters of the city and the emotional heart of Greenwich Village, where now a few people loiter, subdued as shadows

 

 

 

 

 

Top: Madison Square Park, usually jam-packed. In the distance, the original Shake Shack, still open for take out… Bottom: Rush hour! For anyone who has ridden the subway at peak hour canned sardine style, this is a surreal sight

 

 

 

 

Window shopping: while the initial wave of panic buying led to in-store shortages, many small businesses now suffer as people buy food online

 

 

 

 

Ground Zero: Facing the new World Trade Center. 9/11 made this iconic area a wasteland. Now coronavirus has done it again. I almost expected a tumbleweed to scutter past

 

 

 

 

Water Street in Lower Manhattan, by the Staten Island Ferry Terminal

 

 

 

 

A man ambling down lonesome Doyer Street in Manhattan’s Chinatown, face mask lowered because there’s no-one else to encounter

 

 

 

 

If only. Hopefully soon.

 

 

 

 

42nd street, on the east side of midtown Manhattan, at what is normally a peak, choked traffic time

 

 

 

 

Sheltering in place: for the homeless, ironically and tragically, that’s everywhere — here outside Grand Central Terminal

 

 

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