The Covid Entries

The Film Forum on West Houston St in New York City during Covid. The Awning has the following message in place of showtimes: Temporarily Closed and a quote from Franklin D. Roosevelt "We have nothing to fear but fear itself."
The Film Forum on West Houston St in New York City during Covid. The Awning has the following message in place of showtimes: Temporarily Closed and a quote from Franklin D. Roosevelt "We have nothing to fear but fear itself."

The Covid Entries offer daily reports of the pandemic’s harsh surge in New York City in early spring 2020. The 56 entries provide real time observations of the early weeks when disease and fear transformed the city.


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First Entry | deaths with no funerals


First Entry

Photo: March 6th, 2020
Sixth Avenue Staples



Sent 4/4/20

Second Entry | a true crisis


Second Entry

Photo: March 15th, 2020
Houston Street






Sent 4/7/20

Third Entry | trash in empty streets


Third Entry

Photo: March 17th, 2020
Prince Street






Sent 4/9/20

Fourth Entry | fire drill for the apocalypse


Fourth Entry

Photo: March 19th, 2020
100 Sullivan Street





Sent 4/11/20

Fifth Entry 🔊 | new territory


Fifth Entry

3/21 Audio Grocery lines, spring blossoms, and barbershops. 5 min.

Photo: March 21st, 2020
Sixth Avenue




Sent 4/12/20

SPECIAL Entry - Easter | boarding up essential work


Special Entry – Easter

Additional Photos

Photo: April 12th, 2020
Prince Street





Sent 4/14/20

Sixth Entry | calls from around the country


Sixth Entry

Photo: March 23rd, 2020
Sullivan Street






Originally sent 4/16/20

Seventh Entry | communicated with a glance


Seventh Entry

Photo: March 24th, 2020
Sixth Avenue




Originally sent 4/18/20

Eighth Entry | stock market up two thousand points


Covid Entry West 21st Street
Eighth Entry

Photo: March 25th, 2020
West 21st Street






Originally sent 4/20/20

Ninth Entry | a biker's paradise


Ninth Entry

Photo: March 26th, 2020
Sullivan Street






Originally sent 4/22/20

Tenth Entry 🔊 | uniquely ill-equipped


Covid Entry Prince Street
Tenth Entry

3/27 Audio Spring Street, Oculus, Hurricane Sandy. 6 min.

Photo: March 27th, 2020
Prince Street



Originally sent 4/24/20

Eleventh Entry | flimflamery


Covid Entry Sixth Avenue
Eleventh Entry

Photo: March 28th, 2020
Sixth Avenue






Originally sent 4/26/20

Twelfth Entry | a level of unknown


Covid Entry Oculus
Twelfth Entry

Photo: March 29th, 2020




Sent 4/28/20

Thirteenth Entry 🔊 | the audible spectrum


Covid Entry Sullivan Street
Thirteenth Entry

3/30 Audio The haves and the have nots. 5 min.

Photo: March 30th, 2020
Sullivan Street




Sent 4/30/20

Fourteenth Entry 🔊 | gatherings are evaporating


Fourteenth Entry

3/31 Audio Springtime, flowering trees, six feet apart. 3 min.

Photo: March 31st, 2020
Sixth Avenue



Sent 5/2/20

Fifteenth Entry | what does it take to change a place?


Fifteenth Entry

Photo: April 1st, 2020
Prince Street






Sent 5/4/20

Sixteenth Entry | one cannot live forever


Sixteenth Entry

Photo: April 2nd, 2020
Thompson Street






Sent 5/6/20

Seventeenth Entry 🔊 | some things change more quickly


Seventeenth Entry

4/3 Audio 1
Eye contact, clang – clunk, a train car to yourself.
6 min.

4/3 Audio 2
Tulips, kindly garbage trucks, mood shift. 2 min.

Photo: April 3rd, 2020
West 21st Street


Sent 5/8/20

Eighteenth Entry | plans and endings


Eighteenth Entry

Photo: April 4th, 2020
Sixth Avenue






Sent 5/10/20

Nineteenth Entry | singular sound


Nineteenth Entry

Photo: April 5th, 2020
Sixth Avenue






Sent 5/12/20

Twentieth Entry | the same place and a different place


Twentieth Entry

Photo: April 6th, 2020
Greene Street






Sent 5/14/20

Twenty-first Entry | "chance operation"


Twenty-first Entry

Photo: April 7th, 2020
Prince Street






Sent 5/16/20

Twenty-second Entry | normal now needs to be defined


Twenty-second Entry

Photo: April 8th, 2020
Sixth Avenue




Sent 5/18/20

Twenty-third Entry 🔊 | new term - "social distancing"


Twenty-third Entry

4/9 Audio April showers, seeing the wind, horn honk. 2 min.

Photo: April 9th, 2020
MacDougal Street


Sent 5/20/20

Twenty-fourth Entry 🔊 | urban isolation chamber


Twenty-fourth Entry

4/10 Audio Goldberg variations, prelude 1, interlude in a quiet city. 3 min.

Photo: April 10th, 2020
Rent Bill




Sent 5/22/20

Twenty-fifth Entry | cigarette butts


Twenty-fifth Entry

Photo: April 11th, 2020
West Broadway


Sent 5/24/20

SPECIAL Entry - Mid

Special Entry – Mid

Additional Photos

Photo: May 5th, 2020
Spring Street


Sent on 5/28/20

Twenty-sixth Entry | a darkly cloaked gift


Twenty-sixth Entry

Photo: April 12th, 2020
Mercer Street


Sent 5/31/20

SPECIAL Entry - Post-Break

Special Entry – Post-Break

Additional Photos

Photo: June 3rd, 2020
Sixth Avenue





Sent 6/15/20

Twenty-seventh Entry | covid dreams


Twenty-seventh Entry

Photo: April 13th, 2020
Madison Street






Sent 6/19/20

Twenty-eighth Entry 🔊 | gasoline under $2.00 per gallon


Twenty-eighth Entry

4/14 Audio Tax day, Jefferson Market Library, six bells. 1 min.

Photo: April 14th, 2020
Broome Street

Sent 6/23/20

Twenty-ninth Entry | eating a bush


Twenty-ninth Entry

Photo: April 15th, 2020
Worth Street






Sent 6/27/20

Thirtieth Entry | losing a simple human gesture


tieth Entry

Photo: April 16th, 2020
Grand Street






Sent 7/1/20

Thirty-first Entry | a familiar strangeness


Thirty-first Entry

Photo: April 17th, 2020
Bleecker Street






Sent 7/5/20

Thirty-second Entry | illegal jogging


Thirty-second Entry

Photo: April 18th, 2020
Spring Street




Sent 7/9/20

Thirty-third Entry | one's heartbreak is another's delight


Thirty-third Entry

Photo: April 19th, 2020 Greene Street




Sent 7/13/20

Thirty-fourth Entry | you cannot make this stuff up


Thirty-fourth Entry

Photo: April 20th, 2020
Greene Street





Sent 7/17/20

Thirty-fifth Entry | savoring an absence


Thirty-fifth Entry

Photo: April 21st, 2020
West Street




Sent 7/21/20

Thirty-sixth Entry | morgue trucks keep humming


Thirty-sixth Entry

Photo: April 22nd, 2020
Sixth Avenue






Sent on 7/25/20

Thirty-seventh Entry | throwing things away


Thirty-seventh Entry

Photo: April 23rd, 2020
Canal Street






Sent on 7/29/20

Thirty-eighth Entry | the non-reversing mirror


Thirty-eighth Entry

Photo: April 24th, 2020
West 21st Street




Sent on 8/2/20

Thirty-ninth Entry | freedom over saftey


Thirty-ninth Entry

Photo: April 25th, 2020
Sullivan Street




Sent 8/6/20

Fortieth Entry | injecting disinfectants


Fortieth Entry

Photo: April 26th, 2020


Sent 8/10/20

Forty-first Entry | food insecure


Forty-first Entry

Photo: April 27th, 2020
Seventh Avenue


Sent 8/14/20

Forty-second Entry 🔊 | defense production and pork


Forty-second Entry

4/28 Audio Flowering trees, NYC as a village, Soho’s next chapter. 3 min.

Photo: April 28th, 2020
Prince Street

Sent 9/20/20

Forty-third Entry 🔊 | the crystal ball is cloudy


Forty-third Entry

4/29 Audio Late night, out of balance, Mister Mister can I have a dollar. 2 min.

Photo: April 29th, 2020
Avenue C




Sent 9/24/20

Forty-fourth Entry | cloud of safety, blanket of fear


Forty-fourth Entry

Photo: April 30th, 2020
Elizabeth Street






Sent 9/28/20

Forty-fifth Entry 🔊 | some things do not change


Forty-fifth Entry

5/1 Audio Popular restaurants, Washington Sq Park skating sink, flags at half mast. 2 min.

Photo: May 1st, 2020
Mott Street





Sent 10/2/20

Forty-sixth Entry | this place may need noise


Forty-sixth Entry

4/1 Audio Popular restaurants, Washington Sq Park skating sink, Flags at half mast. 2 min.

Photo: May 1st, 2020
Spring Street


Sent 10/6/20

Forty-seventh Entry | a delightful unnecessary transaction


Forty-seventh Entry

Photo: May 2nd, 2020
Prince Street



Sent 10/10/20

Forty-eighth Entry | the lower east river


Forty-eighth Entry

Photo: May 3rd, 2020
West 21st Street


Sent 10/14/20

Forty-ninth Entry | another lesson of what is essential


Forty-ninth Entry

Photo: May 4th, 2020
West 23rd Street


Sent 10/18/20

Fiftieth Entry | information is a kind of noise


Fiftieth Entry

Photo: May 5th, 2020
3rd Avenue






Sent 10/22/20

Fifty-first Entry | the soundscape continues to expand


Fifty-first Entry

Photo: May 6th, 2020
Sixth Avenue




Sent  10/26/20

Fifty-second Entry 🔊 | how we adapt reveals who we are


Fifty-second Entry

4/1 Audio Popular restaurants, Washington Sq Park skating sink, Flags at half mast. 2 min.

Photo: May 7th, 2020
Eighth Avenue




Sent 10/30/20