Coronavirus in NY: Empty NYC streets reflect new coronavirus reality

Gotham awoke to a stark, largely barren reality Monday.

Rush-hour images captured at Columbus Circle and Church and Franklin streets in Manhattan, Brooklyn’s Park Slope, Grand Central Terminal and other locations show an eerie lack of traffic and people amid the coronavirus crisis.

With 329 confirmed cases and five deaths in the Big Apple, it appeared that residents are heeding warnings and practicing social distancing.

Mayor de Blasio said Monday morning that he was worried that the pandemic will continue to explode over the next couple of months.

“I fear this crisis is going to start to crescendo through April, May before it gets better,” Hizzoner said on MSNBC.

“I wanted to get people acclimated to a new reality,” he said about his decision Sunday to close public schools through at least April 20.

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