Special Report: Shutdown: The Coronavirus
Life returns to the East Village
But this year, warming weather combined with vaccine distribution has brought renewed energy to New Yorkers and it shows shows in the East Village at St. Marks and Astor Place.
Xmas trees for sale
A Christmas tree stand is set up at Astor Place for 24 hours a day up until Christmas. Workers at the stand live out of vans and makeshift shelters on the sidewalks until the holiday is over.