With New York being the latest US state to enter lockdown mode since March 21st, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is urging all New Yorkers to stay at home. Cuomo asked workers in nonessential businesses across New York state to stay in, and has closed all restaurants and bars. What does the New York lockdown really mean though?
This will be an ever-changing time for New York’s 20 million residents. As the following photos of NYC’s empty streets, ghost-like roads and shut restaurants show, the Big Apple has never been so quiet.. There’s no cocktail hours, no Broadway – even the New York Stock Exchange trading floor has shut.
Brooklyn Bridge is eerily empty…
Broadway is shut, with no performers or visitors in sight
Images: Joaquim Campa/Twitter
Time Square has turned into a ghost town
— James Murray (@jmurworld) March 15, 2020
The hectic roads are devoid of yellow taxis & other traffic
The city’s parks and public spaces are empty too… Central Park and Washington Square are deserted
— AccuWeather (@accuweather) March 23, 2020
New York currently accounts for 5% of the world’s coronavirus cases, with over 15,000 cases across the state.