In stillness, there is life: Running through a COVID-quieted New York City – New York Daily News

I could now hear the sound of my feet hitting the pavement, the steady rhythmic pattern, a metronome to my breathing. The singing birds, replacing the traffic, provided a chorus. Illicitly choosing to run on the road or the path on a Manhattan midtown avenue felt bold and oddly liberating. I could even run in the middle of Fifth Ave. and not get mowed down by speeding cabs. Times Square, a kaleidoscope of flashing color and advertising struck bare by the absence people. It’s a jarring juxtaposition. The majestic Grand Central Terminal, hub to the suburbs, is barren and beautiful in its emptiness. My new abnormal “normal.”