As New York wakes up from its slumber, it’s clear that it’s not just any morning. There’s Stephen Colbert, emerging on a rooftop, and Peppermint, a drag queen, strolling across a bridge in glittering heels. On the Lower East Side, Sara Bareilles is sitting in a cafe, but she’s got something on her mind, so she doesn’t touch her lox bagel.
“Some people like to get away from it all,” she hums, “to take a vacation in the neighborhood. “
This is the opening line from Billy Joel’s 1976 song “New York State of Mind”.
Some of New York’s most recognizable performers follow Ms. Bareilles, as they take turns singing, dancing, playing instruments, and – for those less inclined to music, like Andy Cohen – kissing a camera, in a music video. went out on Sunday in an effort. to uplift the city as it recovers from the pandemic.