Photos | Brooklyn in the time of coronavirus
Restaurants and bars are restricted to takeout and delivery; some have closed completely. Most sidewalk shops are shuttered and gyms are closed off. Movie theaters send solemn marquee goodbye notes to their neighborhoods and a large portion of the population works from home in isolation.
All of these new conditions have come about because of the spread of the novel coronavirus. New York City is at the epicenter of the outbreak in the United States, causing Gov. Andrew Cuomo to order a total on-site shutdown of “non-essential” businesses.
We’ve compiled a collection of scenes captured around the borough on a single day this week that show Brooklyn in an almost unrecognizable light.
Fulton Ferry Landing under the Brooklyn Bridge.
Brooklyn Bridge Park in DUMBO.
In an effort to promote social distancing, Brooklyn Bridge Park closed off its public courts and recreational equipment on Pier 2.
Brooklyn Bridge Park under the Manhattan Bridge.
Joggers made the streets their own across the borough.
The Time Out Market in DUMBO.
The famous Instagram spot for tourists and residents alike on Water and Washington streets sits empty. The street is normally filled with people taking selfies in the middle of the street as cars try to inch past them.
Washington Street in DUMBO.
Manhattan Avenue in Greenpoint.
Bedford Avenue in Greenpoint.
A person in a surgical mask walks up Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg.
Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg.
A full block of shuttered storefronts on Broadway near Woodhull Hospital.
Closed shops on Broadway.
Myrtle/Wyckoff Plaza in Bushwick.
Wyckoff Avenue in Bushwick.
Taxi drivers stand outside the entrance to the Broadway Junction train terminal, normally one of Brooklyn’s busiest transportation hubs.
A solitary pedestrian walks past empty stores on Utica Avenue, apparently on his way to somewhere more joyous.
Kings Theatre sends a message out to Flatbush Avenue.
Flatbush Avenue in Flatbush was nearly desolate.
Brooklyn College looks quiet after CUNY enacted full remote learning for the rest of the semester.
Traffic on Third Avenue in Bay Ridge is lighter than normal, the sidewalks are slightly more bare and an NYPD officer rides by on a horse.
Outside Atlantic Terminal in Fort Greene during the evening rush hour.
A handful of people wait for the LIRR trains just after 5 p.m. in the Atlantic Terminal. The waiting area is normally packed with passengers.
Atlantic Terminal subway station at 5:10 p.m.
Fulton Street in Downtown Brooklyn.
Fulton Mall in Downtown Brooklyn at 5:37 p.m.
The pedestrian crosswalk from Fulton Street to Brooklyn Borough Hall and the Municipal Building at 5:40 p.m. The street is usually crowded with people.
Downtown Brooklyn outside Borough Hall.
The Municipal Building in Downtown Brooklyn, which normally is surrounded by street vendors and passersby.
Court Street in Cobble Hill.