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Coronavirus Chronicle – Week 6

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Firefighters gathered in front of the Andrus-on-Hudson senior nursing home to cheer and thank the nurses and staff who work in the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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A jogger runs in front of the St. John’s Riverside Hospital in Yonkers, NY.

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Pedestrians wearing face masks walk past a thank you sign in the village of Hastings-on-Hudson, NY.

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Sitting by their apartment window, two girls bang their pots and clap in appreciation of the frontline healthcare workers in Yonkers, NY.

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A train conductor peers out of a window wearing a mask from a departing Metro-North train at the Greystone station in Yonkers, NY.

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A local wine store in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY advises customers to keep their social distance.

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A woman wearing a face mask walks past a local market in the village of Hastings-on-Hudson, NY.

 

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A senior resident peers into the closed library in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.

In an attempt to stay sane during these strange and trying times we’re living in, I’ve decided to create a photo diary that I hope to update on a daily basis. Today I went out for a long walk in the neighboring town of Hastings-on-Hudson, NY. There I came across this scene of the senior man peering into the closed library, which gave me a sense of the¬†isolation we’re all experiencing now. The accompanying photo of the book was taken at a small park next to the library. The book had already been placed there and the wind had blown it open, tearing some of the pages and scattering them on the grass below. As I approached it, a gust of wind flipped it to the title page. It felt as if the photography gods had set it up for my picture.

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A book lies open atop a stone wall in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York