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Brooklyn-based journalist Daniel Bates works in his Prospect Lefferts Gardens apartment while his partner Vanessa Maldonado watches their son, Leon.

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A Window Into New York City Life in the Age of Coronavirus

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As life has moved indoors for the coronavirus epidemic, New Yorkers have found ways to keep connected with each other and the outside world.

Windows, stoops and rooftop offer a change of scenery and breath of fresh air at a time when much of the city is stagnant.

THE CITY captured scenes of New Yorkers seeking a respite from the indoor life while not straying from their home turf.


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James Robinson (left) shared a moment of levity with husband David Montalvo and their American cocker spaniel, Compass, on their Fort Greene, Brooklyn, stoop.


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Anthony Nam made face masks in his Ridgewood, Queens, apartment after losing his job during the outbreak.


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Anne Vandergrift and Gary Rich chat in their Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, apartment.


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Home care worker Joseph Friday was self-isolating in his West Farms, Bronx, apartment after losing his mother and brother to the coronavirus.


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Cesar Cardenas watched the world from the stoop of his Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, building.


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Karl Jacob and Catherine LaSota enjoyed some time in the sun with their children, Gaius and Adina, outside their home in Long Island City, Queens.


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People gazed over Mechanics Alley in Chinatown while staying separated.

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