“Eyewitness to a Pandemic” Documentary Series Shows How COVID-19 Has Changed New York and the New York City Area


NEW YORK CITY (WABC) – Empty streets. Empty clubs. Abandoned office buildings and deserted restaurants. Empty benches in the church and empty seats on the train.In a city of crowds, the people who made up the crowd suddenly got scared.
The novel coronavirus was just starting to show its teeth in New York and New Jersey as winter turned to spring.

People were already dying, but we are only just starting to feel the wave of death, anguish, and need coming our way.The multi-part series is now streaming on ABC7NY apps on Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV. and Android TV. To stream, search for “ABC7 New York” in the App Store.

For more episodes, visit our “Eyewitness to a Pandemic” landing page.


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