Photography: Summer in Quarantined New York Part 5

Photography: Summer in Quarantined New York Part 5

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, I’ve been adhering to social distancing guidelines and quarantines as much as humanly possible. For most of the pandemic, my trips outside the apartment building were limited to a handful of things: going to the supermarket, post office, pharmacy or mom’s medical appointments — with an occasional walk for exercise and for photography.

I’m understandably skittish about getting back on public transportation these days so right now, unless I’m getting a ride, I’m generally relegated to wherever I can reasonably get to by foot.

The other day, I walked part of the way to Forest Hills but my back began to bother me, so I took the bus the rest of the way — but I did manage to take a handful of photos. Check them out below.

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Everywhere you go in NYC, there’s a reminder of how we should be adhering to social distancing and mask/face covering guidelines. And in New York, those guidelines have managed to save a lot of lives while reducing the spread of COVID-19; however, lately I’ve been seeing people — particularly  in their 20s and 30s — doing some incredibly stupid things, as though COVID-19 has just disappeared.  This ain’t over folks. If you’re going out and about in public, please socially distance and wear masks. It’s the safest, smartest and kindest thing you could do right now  — and it’s so fucking easy. It only takes a few seconds.

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For these photos and more, check out the Flickr set here: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmNYNS1b