Sunday, March 29, 2020

NYC Penn Station during Coronavirus

So the other day emergency calls in NYC topped 7000, breaking a new record yet again.
Below are Penn Station photos from Friday, March 20, 2020 around 6:30pm
NJ Transit area
Rush hour in The Pit
Main Concourse area closed off
Amtrak area
Walkway between ACE Subway and LIRR
Even Starbucks is closed

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Bryant Park during Coronavirus

A friend who is a paramedic mentioned that yesterday New York City had around 6500 emergency calls. For comparison, on an average day, NYC gets around 4000-4500 calls. All of the calls my friend responded to yesterday were coronavirus related. All of the patients tested positive for coronavirus. Half of them are now in ICU.
Things will definitely get worse before they get better.

On another note, below are more photos from the city during self-isolation. These photos are from Bryant Park on March 19, 2020 around 6:30pm.

NYPL side

NYPL side

NYPL side, normally filled with people

main lawn, still covered in dirt from the Winter Village skating rink

40th St side

40th St side
Joe's Coffee is closed because of the upcoming lockdown

Bryant Park fountain

Bryant Park fountain

Wafels & Dinges and Bread Bakery, both closed because of the coronavirus

Sixth Avenue during rush hour, normally jammed with cars

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Grand Central Terminal during Coronavirus

While it's actually not too hard to get empty photos of Grand Central Terminal (since the terminal closes from 2am-5am), it's definitely unusual to find it so empty during rush hour.

Below are some side by side comparisons of Grand Central Terminal. Left photos are from December 29, 2019 at around 6:30PM and the right photos are from March 19, 2020 at around 6PM.

from 42nd St

facing west
Some additional photos from March 19, 2020
Of course, this is a good sign since it means most people are staying home (unlike me, who still has to go in to work at least twice a week... )

Monday, March 23, 2020

Little Bay Park during Coronavirus

Going for a walk at Little Bay Park by Fort Totten while maintaining social distance
people staying in their cars while watching sunset
people keeping their distance from others
Throgs Neck Bridge

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Supermarkets at the start of Coronavirus

Shop & Stop on March 09, 2020
Costco in East Hanover, NJ on March 11, 2020

Toilet paper and rice are already limited to 2 per family due to panic buying