24 Eerie Pictures Of New York Before Vs. After The Coronavirus Outbreak

24 Eerie Pictures Of New York Before Vs. After The Coronavirus Outbreak

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Commuters riding the subway on Jan. 23:


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A completely empty 7 Train car in Manhattan last Friday:


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The always frenetic Times Square last November:

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Times Square on Saturday, hardly a soul in sight:


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The Rink at Rockefeller Center two years ago this month:


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The Rink last Saturday:


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The Oculus in May 2019:

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The Oculus, nearly empty, on Saturday:


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The Met, temporarily closed due to the coronavirus, on Sunday:


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Apple Fifth Avenue, nearly always crowded with tourists and shoppers, in April 2015:


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The store — closed for two weeks, along with all other Apple stores outside of the “Greater China” region — on March 12:


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The TKTS Times Square ticket booth slammed with theatergoers in April 2016:

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The room where it happens — aka the Richard Rodgers Theatre, where Hamilton is performed — on March 14, 2017:


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This was even on a day of heavy snow and freezing rain.

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It was very quiet uptown last Friday:


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The Times Square–42nd Street subway station last June:

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The eerily deserted station on March 13:


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Central Park’s Bethesda Terrace filled with visitors on a warm June day in 2017:


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The terrace on March 14 (albeit a cooler day during the coronavirus pandemic):


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New York’s Grand Central Station, usually filled with commuters, in September 2017:


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The Main Concourse on Monday, March 16:


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And finally, the iconic, pedestrian-packed Brooklyn Bridge in September 2018:


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And the bridge yesterday, far less crowded than usual:


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