New York is deprived of the hustle-and-bustle of residents, tourists and traffic. The emptiness allows you to appreciate a side of the city few have seen before.
Under normal circumstances, spring season meant parks loaded with tourists and residents catching up with vitamin D, streets filled with pedestrians rushing to work or a rooftop event, and long lines of people waiting to get seated for brunch.
Now, in the midst of spring, parks are deserted and the few people at them are locals, streets have only a few pedestrians that don’t seem to be in a rush to get anywhere (except for healthcare and essential workers), and the only long lines are to enter the grocery stores.
The city that never sleeps is dormant.
This is a project of Lori Grinker’s NYU graduate photojournalism class.