New York is downright eerie right about now. Streets are downright empty but the air is filled with the sounds of sirens, echoing off our concrete canyons. In my upper Manhattan neighborhood people are out and walking but keeping respectful distances and most wearing mouth coverings of some kind. Grocery stores limit the number of people in the store and most days the lines waiting to get in are long and everyone spaces themselves six feet apart.
Every night at seven our neighborhood rings in cheers and clapping from people hanging out windows saluting those people keeping us alive right now. It has gotten pretty tough as the death toll continues to rise and being locked down becomes more oppressive. We as a city will make it but many more will die. It will be a very different society that comes out the other side. Still trying to suss out how it will all look on the other side.