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

Brooklyn-based journalist Daniel Bates works in his Prospect Lefferts Gardens apartment while his partner Vanessa Maldonado watches their son, Leon Bates.
Brooklyn-based journalist Daniel Bates works in his Prospect Lefferts Gardens apartment while his partner Vanessa Maldonado watches their son, Leon.
Photo: Ben Fractenberg/THE CITY

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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.


David Montalvo shares a moment of levity with husband James Robinson and pet Compass on their Fort Greene, Brooklyn stoop. Ben Fractenberg/THE CITY

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


Anthony Nam started making face masks from his Ridgewood, Queens, apartment after losing his job during the coronavirus outbreak. Ben Fractenberg/THE CITY

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


Anne Vandergrift and Gary Rich spend time together in their Bed-Stuy apartment during the coronavirus outbreak, April 10, 2020. Ben Fractenberg/THE CITY

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


Joseph Friday was self-isolating in his West Farms, Bronx home after losing his mother and brother to the coronavirus. Ben Fractenberg/THE CITY

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


Cesar Cardenas gets some fresh air outside while quarantining in his Carroll Gardens apartment, March 22, 2020. Ben Fractenberg/THE CITY

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


Karl Jacob and Catherine LaSota enjoy some time in the sun with their children, Gaius and Adina, outside their Long Island City home. Ben Fractenberg/THE CITY

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.


People enjoy the view from their Chinatown building while social distancing. Ben Fractenberg/THE CITY

People gazed over Mechanics Alley in Chinatown while staying separated.

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