Virus and the City: The Laundry

Does no one else need clean clothes?? Oh wait, everyone else has a laundry in their building except me, that’s it isn’t it? I took this over a week ago actually, but I’m glad I thought of it. Just a simple thing like not having to worry about having clean clothes and towels is a relief.

Virus and the City: Thank You

This was a sign on one of the docks along the Hudson River. I don’t know who they were thanking. This had to have gone up before the pandemic began, because I took this picture … a week or two ago? But every day it hits me what medical workers, grocery store workers, delivery people and others are risking.

Also, when people thank medical workers please keep animal medical workers in mind. The ASPCA hospital where I work (except not now, I’ll be going back when the pandemic is over) is still open for emergencies and critical care and yesterday I was told that they are as busy as ever. They are risking their lives for those creatures that mean everything to us and I never hear them mentioned.

Virus and the City: Social Distance

I’m assuming these were directions about where to stand outside the post office, which is now closed for the duration. The USPS is not closed, just certain branches. With everyone staying home we don’t need every site open. Notice again that there are zero people out on the street when I took this shot. It’s still mind-blowing for a city dweller to see this every day.

Virus and the City: A Party

We couldn’t meet in person to celebrate my cousin Bill Kaelin’s Nobel Prize, so we did what everyone else is doing, we had a Zoom party! That’s Bill on the middle right. It was a little awkward, but it felt good to connect.