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

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