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Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

I want to go everywhere I haven't been, and back to everywhere I have been.

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

TODAY IN NEW YORK CITY: 7.28.2020 - IN RECOVERY



Rockefeller Center in New York City is deserted due to the pandemic | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes #Coronavirus


Remember I told you how good it felt to go into the city last week
for the first time since the pandemic hit?
(Read about that here).
Well, today I went in for a dentist appointment,
and it was quite a different experience.

My dentist's office is in Rockefeller Center.
I was looking forward to getting there a little early,
just to soak up the city's vibes.

I don't know what I was expecting, but I was shocked.
I haven't seen midtown like this since 9/11.

Funny, I've  always felt safe in midtown.
On guard and aware, but safe.
Today, at 10:00 in the morning, I actually felt vulnerable,
walking almost completely alone
on sidewalks that are usually teeming with people.


Sixth Avenue was a ghost town.

New York City is deserted due to the pandemic | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes #Coronavirus


Fifth Avenue was desolate.

New York City is deserted due to the pandemic | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes #Coronavirus


Rockefeller Center was deserted.

New York City is deserted due to the pandemic | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes #Coronavirus


Rockefeller Center in New York City is deserted due to the pandemic | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes #Coronavirus

There were a handful of people sitting in some Adirondack chairs.
Imagine that - almost everyone in Rockefeller Center had a seat!

Rockefeller Center in New York City is deserted due to the pandemic | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes #Coronavirus

Rockefeller Center in New York City is deserted due to the pandemic | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes #Coronavirus



I think I may have seen a couple dozen people in Rockefeller Center.
I can't tell you how sad this made me.
I don't know what it's like in the rest of the country,
but New York is still in recovery.


I will never get exasperated at the crowds of people
getting in the way of my pictures again.

At least Prometheus was there.........

Rockefeller Center in New York City is deserted due to the pandemic | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes #Coronavirus

Rockefeller Center in New York City is deserted due to the pandemic | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes #Coronavirus


And he was wearing a mask.

Rockefeller Center in New York City is deserted due to the pandemic | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes #Coronavirus