Photographer Jefferson Siegel left the safety of sheltering in place over the past few days and was out and about documenting the scene during the coronavirus crisis.
From shuttered stores along Avenue A in the East Village to a shockingly empty Grand Central Terminal, he found a desolate metropolis.
The only gathering of any size was the line of shoppers he found waiting to stock up at a Trader Joe’s.
Paul Bowles wrote the powerful novel “The Sheltering Sky,” about existential alienation in Northern Africa. In the “sheltering city” right now, you wouldn’t go wrong by choosing “The Sheltering Sky” for your reading material.