2021 in New York City, so far

One year ago New York City looked and felt very different, but now in the middle of May change has started to take hold and hope is in the air. Here is a look back at the first five months of 2021.

January: A Snowy Owl came from the tundra to land on a baseball field in Central Park, where she was mobbed by angry crows and photographed by crowds of birders. Birds have been considered omens; this one was considered a celebrity.

February: Snowfall, and a Tufted Titmouse eating peanuts from a woman’s hand in Central Park. During the pandemic birding became an enormously popular safe, outdoor activity.

February: snowfall, and Central Park at its most picturesque

March: the museums cautiously reopen, with precautions. Masked people in the Greek and Roman galleries at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

April: masked visitors at the Museum of Natural History

April: outdoor meditation

April: young musicians from the Manhattan School of Music played jazz in Central Park

April: people enjoying the parks again.

April: flowering trees and a model in Central Park

May: Street performers are out again.

May: using the park as an open-air gym

May: cherry blossoms and a child who has grown up looking at people with covered faces

May: a glimpse of a normal, post-pandemic life

May: a trumpeter performing in Central Park

May: Wrong way? People are confused about wearing masks, but the Centers for Disease Control has issued clear guidance. Vaccinated persons no longer need to wear masks outdoors or indoors. The difficult part is knowing who has been vaccinated.

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2 Responses to 2021 in New York City, so far

  1. Hans O'Connell says:

    Terrific artistry!

    Sent from my iPhone


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