New York Diary Eight Days in the New Capital of Corona

Not a soul to be seen on Wall Street, cafés closing down in Brooklyn and a field hospital in Central Park: New York City is in the grips of coronavirus. Notes from a week that changed the city.
The hospital ship USNS Comfort in the Hudson River

The hospital ship USNS Comfort in the Hudson River

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DER SPIEGEL 15/2020

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Real-estate agent Vazquez: "A third of my neighbors have left."

Real-estate agent Vazquez: "A third of my neighbors have left."

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New York City Council member Francisco Moya: "Eighty percent of the people who get infected with the virus here are Latinos."

New York City Council member Francisco Moya: "Eighty percent of the people who get infected with the virus here are Latinos."

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A pedestrian in Queens: "We can take a lot."

A pedestrian in Queens: "We can take a lot."

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A cemetery in New York: "Even if I can start working again someday, what will become of Broadway?"

A cemetery in New York: "Even if I can start working again someday, what will become of Broadway?"

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