A photo essay from 6 feet away: How New Yorkers are handling life on pauseIn order to combat the new coronavirus, New York City has been put on PAUSE, which stands for “Policies Assure Uniform Safety for Everyone.” According to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 10-point plan, New Yorkers should stay home more and be outside less, limit outdoor recreational activities to no-contact types, and exercise social distancing, among other things. 
On Tuesday, I was really struggling with keeping social distance from my refrigerator while not being as active as I used to be. So I decided to take a walk around the city to get those steps in and see if we’d reached the point of being a ghost town. Not in the least, I found out. There were plenty of New Yorkers in the streets: parents with dogs and babies, construction workers, and people going to and from grocery stores, coffee shops, and so on. Definitely, the city feels less crowded — like a Sunday morning or some international holiday when everybody’s out of town. But it was just an ordinary late March weekday, so there’s that.  Read more…More about Photos, New York City, New Yorkers, Pandemic, and Coronavirus

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