Exploring Downtown New York City during the coronavirus lockdown

Even with this virus going on, the new york city hustle still has to go on. I wanted to see how nyc looks like during the lockdown. It was only day 3 of the quarantine. No one was really taking it that seriously at that time. So there was some people going out. As I write this, there is a curfew now.

Day 3 photo courtesy of Hugo Morel

Did all the preparations to make sure there won’t be any unwanted souvenirs. This time exploring Manhattan, you can tell it was nothing to joke about. I was the only one walking around in the streets at times. Never felt so alone in new york.

Downtown photo courtesy of Hugo Morel

I could not shake that gut feeling that something is wrong. I know that this virus is bad but, this is something coming from an apocalyptical movie. What made it worse was the homeless guy screaming in the background in pain. He was screaming like a lunatic. Not sure if he was doing this on purpose to get attention or he really was hurting. Maybe both possibly.

The freedom tower photo courtesy of Hugo Morel

Dark clouds came overhead, it was so poetic. As almost the clouds knew, we are in for some dark times. I’m going to try to be as postive as possible. However, seeing new york city like this really pushes my fear buttons.

The oculus photo courtesy of Hugo Morel

Places that are usually filled with people, seems almost like a ghost town. The picture above is the mall at the world trade center. This place is usually packed with people. Either going to/leaving work or just shopping. I never seen anything like this during a weekday at 4 pm.

Loneliness photo courtesy of Hugo Morel

What I kept noticing were the police and the security guards still working. Felt almost bad for them. They weren’t wearing any mask. Some were wearing gloves. However, they are the ones seeing this pandemic live. They are at the front lines of this. It has given me a higher level of respect towards the people who risk their lives to bring us peace. I dont agree to everything they do. Yet, picture new york city or your local area without any police during a lockdown. I’m sure people will turn to rioting after a few days.

Barbershop photo courtesy of Hugo Morel

Went to a local barbershop in downtown Manhattan. Saw this sign. It’s clear some people are too worry about the virus to care about spelling and grammar. I’m not a grammar police but come on…you can’t spell further nor precaution? At least use google, to spell it for you. If this picture becomes a meme, you know where you found it first.

I went exploring downtown manhattan during day 3 of the lockdown. It was not as serious as it is now. I recommend none of you do this!

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17 thoughts on “Exploring Downtown New York City during the coronavirus lockdown

  1. I follow the 6 ft. rule, don’t sneeze or cough on others, etc but I go for walks everyday and don’t wear gloves or a mask. In our daily work we identified those who created this biological warfare, to fulfill their lock-down plan. It isn’t all as it seems in the midst of this propaganda panic stream initiated around the world. They can transmit this virus through the ethers, too, which is how they spread it for their purposes. Just like after 9/11, congress will pass new bills and slip in components and programs to limit rights, control the masses, etc. Look at what was initiated and still is ongoing after 9/11. The DOJ is already asking congress to detain people indefinitely without trials.

    We’ve done daily work to shut down those behind this stream and all they’ve created to transmit and support it. Hoping soon we see physical outer results of this work. Time for a new timeline.

    In the meantime friend, please be safe, yes, but don’t buy into the fear and panic…it is its own “virus”.

  2. It’s so hard to imagine these scenes. I spent much of my childhood and young adult-hood playing in, and later commuting into NYC. This is like something out of a dystopian nightmare.

  3. Very interesting. I did the same thing with my city, Melbourne, Australia, just to see what it looked like in a fair amount of lockdown. Very weird. Definitely like an apocalytic movie. Why do you think people in NYC would riot without police around. Surely they would just do the decent thing?

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