WORLD City sleeps: A look at empty NYC streets amid the virus

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City sleeps: A look at empty NYC streets amid the virus

AP

09:04, March 23, 2020

A police officer walks across an empty 7th Avenue in a sparsely populated Times Square due to COVID-19 concerns, Friday, March 20, 2020, in New York.

A lone pedestrian wearing a protective mask walks past the New York Stock Exchange as COVID-19 concerns empty a typically bustling downtown area, Saturday, March 21, 2020, in New York. 

A lone pedestrian walks down Broadway past the Charging Bull statue as COVID-19 concerns empty a typically bustling downtown area, Saturday, March 21, 2020, in New York. 

A traveler stands at the information desk at Grand Central Terminal, Tuesday, March 17, 2020, in New York.

A solitary subway customer stands on an empty platform in the morning hours as COVID-19 concerns drives down public gatherings, Thursday, March 19, 2020, in New York. 

Subway riders wear protective masks and gloves on a sparsely populated car during morning hours due to COVID-19 concerns that are driving down ridership, Thursday, March 19, 2020, in New York. 

A single vehicle heads downtown along the west side highway as COVID-19 concerns empties a typically busy thoroughfare, Saturday, March 21, 2020, in New York. 

A pedestrian walks their dog through a quiet street, Tuesday, March 17, 2020, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. 

In this March 16, 2020 photo, Ines Tshiyomba, center, poses as her friend Garethe Mawonso takes her photo on the Brooklyn Bridge which is normally packed with tourists and commuters in New York. 

A security guard walks through a sparsely populated transit hub in the downtown financial district as retail stores remain shuttered due to COVID-19 concerns, Saturday, March 21, 2020, in New York. 

In this March 21, 2020 photo, a lone pedestrian walks his dog past the New York Stock Exchange as COVID-19 concerns empty a typically bustling downtown area in New York.

In this March 16, 2020 file photo, a woman walks through a lightly trafficked Times Square in New York, March 16, 2020.

The Minskoff Theatre is shuttered Thursday, March 12, 2020, in New York, near Times Square after Broadway theaters closed following New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's banning of gatherings of more than 500 people over concerns about the spread of the coronavirus. 

In this Tuesday, March 17 photo, rain clouds hang over the downtown Manhattan skyline in New York.

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