Popular places before and during the COVID-19: what happens when everyone stays home

APR 01, 2020 AT 02:24 PM

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Rockefeller Plaza, New York, New York 

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There’s no denying the Big Apple has been under strict regulations these days, and these pictures of Rockefeller Plaza are here to prove it. There very well might be millions of people living in Manhattan, but for now, the streets have been significantly less hectic than what you might be used to seeing on TV and movies.

Rockefeller Center is notably known to be open 24-hours a day, but they’ve put into place a complete shut-down to keep citizens safe and secure from any spread of the virus.

Fifth Avenue, Midtown Manhattan, New York, New York

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So, what does one of the biggest urban sprawls on the globe look like when it’s a ghost town?

With the halt in action in New York City, we’re sure the residents are happy to get a couple weeks of calm, quietness to refresh themselves during this time of overt stress.