Friday, 3 Jul 2020

6 Ways Visiting NYC Will Change Going Forward

The talk after almost three months of battling the coronavirus in the U.S. – a battle that is still being waged – is when we will get back to normal.

a large city landscape: Spotlight on New York City

‘Normal’ as we know it is gone, especially when it comes to traveling.

And some of the biggest tourist destinations in the world will be different, including New York City. Much of that will be the impact of social distancing, which is apropos for a city of eight million people.

Here are six ways visiting New York, New York is going to change in the post-COVID-19 world.


Seeing a play or a musical is wonderful.

Seeing a play or a musical on Broadway, in Manhattan’s Theater District, is magical.

Anybody who ever sat cheek-to-cheek at any number of New York’s theaters and cheered throughout ‘Hamilton’ or roared at the end of ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ or stood and danced to the music of the Four Seasons at ‘Jersey Boys’ knows what we’re talking about.

The key phrase there being not cheered or roared or danced, but instead cheek-to-cheek. If you don’t leave a New York theater with your hips aching from being squeezed into a seat then you haven’t done it right. Going forward, you still might have those aching hips, but you probably won’t have anybody on your left and right invading your space.

In all likelihood, events like Broadway shows, concerts – say goodbye to Billy Joel’s streak of sellouts of his house residency at Madison Square Garden – and sporting events will play to half-capacity in the interest of social distancing. In fact, it might take a lot more than just sitting in every other seat at a Broadway theater to maintain a six-foot distance.

And you can be sure that on Wednesdays and Saturdays, traditional days when Broadway has an afternoon matinee in addition to its nightly shows, there will be a far more intense cleaning of the theater than just picking up cups and candy wrappers.

And, sadly, in some theaters that seat less than 1,000, cutting the capacity will take away some of the aura and atmosphere.

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