18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
An empty street in NYC? How?

I took this in Manhattan, NY. It was mid morning, in one of the busiest cities in the world, and not a soul was insight. Why? The city had gone into lockdown in defense against the rapidly spreading Covid-19. It was mid-morning on a Saturday yet no one was out and about. Families weren't grabbing breakfast, work-a-holics weren't in their offices, and no one was exploring. It was just quiet. No horns honking, or calls for a taxi. No pushing through crowds or waiting on a busy street corner. It was eerie.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Manhattan, New York, United States of America
Copyright: © Rebecca Tallman