The City that Fell Asleep

On March 21st, 2020, one week after New York City began its descent into COVID-19-induced lockdown, I took a walk down the most famous street in America: Broadway.

This is what I saw. Or more accurately, didn't see.

Seventh Avenue and West 34th Street

Herald Square. Plenty of seating for once.

West 23rd Street at Fifth Avenue

Broadway and West 30th Street

Broadway and West 36th Street

West 42nd Street and Seventh Avenue. The lawlessness began its takeover.

Grand Central Terminal

Herald Square

West 46th Street and Broadway. Rather thin crowd for 7:14PM on a Saturday during the first weekend of spring. Yet still no chance at a ticket.

Madison Square Park and Broadway

Greely Square Park

West 42nd Street at Seventh Avenue. The busiest intersection in Manhattan, and perhaps the United States. Or at least it used to be.

Broadway and West 37th Street

Times Square

Broadway and West 30th Street

Grand Central Terminal at 8:10PM on a Saturday. Never mind how long  you'd have to wait to take an empty photograph of the most famous staircase in New York City.

West 48th Street at Seventh Avenue

Suddenly the best time to take the subway. Other than it being the worst time to take the subway.

Sixth Avenue at West 50th Street

West 41st Street and Broadway

I mean...

Keeping the flow moving at Times Square

Broadway and East 23rd Street

Times Square

Herald Square

Rockefeller Center

Broadway and East 19th Street

West 35th Street and Broadway

Madison Square Park

West 43rd Street and Seventh Avenue. True words.

West 41st Street and Broadway

View of the World from Seventh Avenue

All photographs taken responsibly from a socially-acceptable distance.