NYC in Tears: COVID-19

“The Sidewalks of New York, COVID-19”

May 2020

By Everett Lautin

Eastside, westside,

All around the town.

The streets are sullen and empty,

Not a soul is to be found.

Boys and girls together,

Me and mammy O’Rourke.

We’re all quarantined together,

Off the sidewalks of New York.

We spend the time together,

In our dungeon of marital bliss.

But six weeks seems like forever,

And my wife’s begun to hiss.

We suffer the plague of corona,

We suffer economic collapse.

Many friends are dead or dying,

Off the sidewalks of New York.

Fashionable stores on NYC's chic Madison Avenue--closed for months--many never to recover.

Sunny spring day. Stores closed on fashionable Madison Avenue

Madison Avenue, New York City, empty of cars, empty of people, during the plaque of COVID-19.

No cars and few pedestrians. Madison Avenue

Refridgerator trucks outside of Lenox Hill Hospital filled with more dead bodies than the morgue could handle.

Freezer trailers for overflow of dead. Outside Lenox Hill Hospital.