Sunday, April 19, 2020

Alley Pond Park during Coronavirus upate

Wild Flower Meadow playground is now closed

closeup of the sign

another entrance to the playground

handball court is also now closed

entrance of walking/hiking trail

notice on sign board

sign on restroom door

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Closed Manhattan Stores

Just a look at stores around Manhattan which are closed due to COVID-19.

New York Public Library
this was taken before the lockdown, which is why the sign optimistically says they'll re-open after March 31


never understood why you'd open a year-round Christmas store...

souvenir store

Joe Coffee in Bryant Park

even many laundromats are closed

99 Cent Pizza closed; Taco Mix open

and of course Game Stop is still open since the company doesn't care about its employees or customers

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Flushing Meadows - Corona Park during Coronavirus

Flushing Meadows Corona Park is large enough that even on a normal day, it's easy to stay physically apart. The only exception are the soccer fields, etc. which often have large groups playing. For the most part people stayed apart, but there were some idiots still ignoring the call for social distancing
The nearby Tennis Center (where the U.S. Open is held) is also closed now with one of the smaller stadiums being used as a field hospital (sorry, no pictures, can't see anything from outside).

Tennis courts are closed

closeed and locked

Playgrounds are also closed now, with fences erected around them

closeup of the posted sign
Despite the call for social distancing, there was still a group of over a dozen people playing together in one of the soccer fields
Eventually park police came and ordered everyone to disperse over the loudspeaker

park police

park police
Cherry blossoms are blooming here as well, though most are past peak

cherry blossoms

cherry blossoms

cherry blossoms by the unisphere

asshole riding his motorcycle through the park
the bike didn't have any plates on it either

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Alley Pond Park during Coronavirus

NYC continues getting over 7000 emergency calls everyday this week, with no end in sight.
Below are photos from today in Alley Pond Park. The park definitely had a lot more people than a typical weekday. The fields have enough space for people to space apart, even with some people deciding it's a good time to picnic. In the hiking trails, however, it's much harder to stay physically apart since some sections are a bit narrow.

Despite the announcement that all NYC playgrounds will close, Wild Flower Meadow Playground is still open, but with this warning sign posted.

people playing at Wild Flower Meadow Playground

one of the hiking trails

handball court

sign posted at handball court

baseball field

sign posted at the field

On a positive note, cherry blossoms have started blooming