The New York Post reports:
The new coronavirus brought the unthinkable: a lonely New York City commute. Dramatic photos shot by a Post photographer show a nearly empty Times Square subway station Tuesday afternoon as straphangers apparently heeded sometimes contradictory advice from officials to avoid crowded trains while insisting it is still safe to ride the rails.
The striking images captured unlikely scenes of nearly empty platforms and mezzanines practically devoid of life at 2 p.m. The dramatic scenes followed days of guidance from Mayor Bill de Blasio and state transit officials to avoid the subway around rush hour.
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— Will Presti (@WillPresti) March 10, 2020
6:42pm today. NYC subway. Rush hour pic.twitter.com/8EFrBqr9MC
— Christian Deseglise (@deseglise) March 10, 2020
A friend sent me this photo on his way to work today. NYC subway. Startling. pic.twitter.com/zYfvk9aLCN
— Tom Sullivan (@sullivanradio) March 10, 2020
— Robin in NYC 💚🗽 (@robininny) March 9, 2020
NYCsubway. Sparkling A train. Coronavirus upside. pic.twitter.com/4deS3NWJfI
— Maria Applewhite (@MariaApplew) March 10, 2020