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Capturing a city “on pause”

A photo essay

The global pandemic is one of the many historic challenges our business has faced over the past 60 years. Pause is a visual essay that captures New York City during the first wave of the virus. It was a time of loss and struggle for many throughout the world, while for others a time of solitude and reflection. Yet the economic shutdown also revealed unexpected beauty and incongruity as everyday life was suddenly disrupted for a city of millions. We hope you enjoy this look back at our city on pause.

Advertising to nobody in Times Square

The Lincoln Center

Cross walks at Houston and Broadway, Soho

Ads facing St. Patrick’s Cathedral

Shoes on Seventh Avenue at 32nd Street

Relevant film title, Fifth Avenue at 57th Street

Looking up an empty Fifth Avenue, Washington Square

Advertising on Sixth Avenue, Soho

Saks Fifth Avenue looking to an empty Downtown

Lonely cyclist on the West Side Highway

Traffic on the West Side Highway

Thoughtful Angel at Columbus Circle

Closed Apple store on 5th Avenue

Sole pedestrian on Houston, Soho

Not running on Fifth Avenue at 52nd Street

Quiet at Pier 17, South Street Seaport

Empty swimming pools, Central Park

Lone runner, Central Park

Fishing at The Pond, Central Park

Alone at the Tennis Center, Central Park

Passing time at The Pool, Central Park

Empty playground at Tompkins Square Park

Empty playground at Riverside Boulevard, 59th Street

No fun at Coney Island

No cones at Coney Island

Quiet at the Oculus

Quiet at the Oculus

Social distancing at the Oculus

Lone traveller at Fulton Station

Lone subway rider at Fulton Station

Rush hour at the Oculus

Crowd control at the Oculus

Well protected, The Intrepid

Zooming through Soho

Waiting for the light, Meat packing District

Watchful security at Brookfield Place

Sunday walk, South Street Seaport

Dining at Sunset, Pier 26, Tribeca

Masks outside City Hall Station

Home office, Tribeca

Social distancing, Tribeca

Working from home, Reade Street and Hudson

Hearts on Lafayette

Window service, Tribeca

Safe by the Hudson River

Walking to work, Financial District

Connecting in the Subway

The daily commute, Financial District

On duty, 11th Avenue at 37th

Closed for cleaning, Soho

Trying to connect, Brookfield Place

Trying to connect, Brookfield Place

Fresh air, Central Park

Food delivery, Kenmare Street

Taking a break, Soho

Family time , Soho

Stripes and checks, Chinatown

Shadows, Financial District

Graffiti, Soho

The last ferry home, Battery Park

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