Ghost Town

A photoessay of NYC landmarks in the time of coronavirus

20 Mar 2020 | 03:25

Life in New York City has come to an abrupt halt amid the outbreak of COVID-19. Following major cities affected around the world, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that as of Friday, March 13th, after 5 p.m. there would be no gatherings of more than 500 people, in the hope of stopping the spread of the coronavirus. Since then, Broadway canceled all shows for the foreseeable future, businesses have closed, restaurants have switched to only offering takeout in an attempt to stay afloat, and New York’s most popular tourist attractions are now ghost towns. A look at the city in the days that followed Cuomo's initial announcement.