Travel Vision: Startling images of New York City on ‘pause’

As fascinating as this footage is, we can only hope it’s not the new norm.

Travel Vision: Startling images of New York City on ‘pause’

If you’ve ever been to New York City, you’ll know that it is one busy place. So, for some, this imagery of New York City eerily empty will be hard to believe, but then these are the strange days in which we’re living.

The city and surrounds were literally emptied of its millions of citizens, tourists and visitors in an attempt to flatten the curve.

And yet, with the streets cleared and the city literally evacuated, New York City has still recorded 197,000 COVID-19 cases and 16,410 deaths at the time of writing.

Warmer weather has brought New Yorkers out of self-isolation, so it may be some time before we see images again like those seen in this video.

Well, one can only hope.

Video from Untapped New York.

Have you been to New York City? Do these images shock you? Would you return or visit some day?

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    Eddy
    30th May 2020
    11:20am
    It is eerie. While NYC may be one of the dirtiest and smelliest cities in the western world it is also the most alive and fascinating city. Midnight in Times Square is busier than Sydney or Melbourne in peak hour. Only spent 5 days in NYC but loved it. Most regret is that we only managed to tour Manhattan. Seeing the tent hospital in Central Park on the news is strange, we spent a whole day walking around CP and did not see it all. Yes I would go back but not for a while and by then I maybe too old, travel insurance is getting expensive..
    johninmelb
    30th May 2020
    8:16pm
    I have been fortunate to visit New York several times, and yes, as Eddy says, an alive and fascinating place. Also one where you need to keep your wits about you and not stray into areas best left unexplored. The video portrays a New York one would never expect to see. They don't call it the city that never sleeps for nothing. Every time I've been there it was busy, busy, busy. I hope to see it one more time in the not to distant future - finance and health permitting.
    Mez
    31st May 2020
    9:45am
    Have travelled to many big American cities, all around the country but did not see nor miss N.Y. nor L.A..
    Loved Frisco and Boston, Chicago and Toronto across tt he border in Canada.
    Have no wish to go again as the cities were huge in 1978 but worse now.
    Been travelling Europe before it becomes an extension of the Middle East as my parents are from its northeastern countries and maybe Canada and South America may be on the cards in the future after going up the eastern coast again to Queensland which I haven't been for yonks.


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