Walks in the City: Midtown Landmarks

I broke my promise. I didn’t post part 3 of my series of walks through NYC…not on Tuesday and not for the rest of the week. I’ve been procrastinating. Perhaps it’s because part 3 is the most painful. It’s the midtown landmarks, the most famous visuals of NYC. Rockefeller Center. 5th Avenue. Grand Central. Times Square. Seeing these areas empty and shuttered broke my heart and made me feel a deep sadness. For those of you who were expecting this post, I am sorry for the delay and thanks for understanding.

But I do want to share these photos with all of you, so here we go. Stay tuned for a new recipe tomorrow! And for more city images take a look at part 1 and part 2.

5th Avenue is usually packed on a Saturday

Saint Patrick’s Cathedral and Saks Fifth Avenue

Rockefeller Center, above the skating rink

Times Square

Times Square ads supported healthcare workers and warned the public about COVID-19

Empty Broadway by Times Square

Video of Times Square – turn the sound on!
Times Square

By Bryant Park + Empire State

Bryant Park

Grand Central Station, near noon on a Saturday

Grand Central Station

4 Comments Add yours

  1. I’m not a fan of crowds so seeing New York empty would be a refreshing change, but I can understand why you find it painful. I’d rather see New York for the first time in all its glory– not washed by the fear of death, disease and panic. Stay safe!


    1. Thanks! It was certainly far less hectic than normal to walk around- it’s the most packed area in the city. Hope you are able to visit once we’re back on our feet!


  2. Anonymous says:

    The sounds of silence…surreal. Poignant photos are starkly stunning. Great capture of unprecedented times.


    1. Yes, it was pretty unbelievable to hear it so quiet!


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