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The empty city

Boston as the pandemic took hold in the spring of 2020.

By adamg - 7/4/20 - 9:24 pm
Empty Hatch Shell on the Esplanade

Ron Newman this morning visited the Esplanade, which, in the Before Times, would have already been completely jammed with people awaiting the night's concert and fireworks.

By adamg - 7/1/20 - 10:07 am
An empty Orange Line car

With people feeling freer to venture outside again, we haven't had many "empty city posts. But Chris Ferry shows us his Orange Line car shortly after 9:30 a.m today, and asks:

Is it luxury travel when you have the brand new orange line train to yourself?

By adamg - 5/7/20 - 8:04 am
State Street with almost nobody there

Our own Swirlygrrl took a look down State Street from Kilby Street around 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday.

By adamg - 5/6/20 - 11:48 am
Lone sailboat on Boston Harbor waters

Not much activity on the water around 11:20 a.m.

By adamg - 4/30/20 - 9:57 am
Just one person on a Red Line car at 7 a.m. - the photographer

Jennifer O had her choice of seats on a Red Line car between Quincy Adams and Quincy Center around 7 this morning.

By adamg - 4/24/20 - 9:45 am
Dale Street playground in Roslindale with no kids

Unlike most playgrounds, there's no fence or gate to lock at the playground on Dale Street in Roslindale, at the edge of Sherrin Woods. But there is this sign. And on a nice spring afternoon yesterday, there were no kids.

By adamg - 4/14/20 - 9:19 am

Drone over empty Boston

Nate Swain flew a drone above downtown's empty streets on Sunday.

By adamg - 4/9/20 - 2:11 pm
Empty Harvard Square

Roving UHub photographer John M. snapped Harvard Square at [checks Cambridge Savings Bank clock] 12:31 p.m. today.

By adamg - 4/8/20 - 9:57 am
Nobody in Downtown Crossing

Datatech Roze reports it's pretty easy to socially distance yourself in Downtown Crossing when you're the only person around.

By adamg - 4/2/20 - 10:06 pm
Chinatown Gate emtpy due to coronavirus

Brian K. Sullivan had no company as he approached the Chinatown Gate tonight.

By adamg - 3/27/20 - 9:50 pm
Empty Newbury Street

Hank Layfield reports from Newbury Street tonight:

I never realized how wide this street actually is, never having seen it empty.

By adamg - 3/25/20 - 9:47 am
South Station at 8:05 a.m.

Coach Bolster was pretty alone in South Station at what used to be the height of morning rush hour today.

By adamg - 3/24/20 - 5:52 pm
VFW Parkway at Spring Street in West Roxbury

In a normal afternoon rush hour, there'd be long lines of cars on both VFW Parkway and Spring Street at this intersection.

By adamg - 3/24/20 - 4:05 pm
An empty Kenmore Square on Tuesday afternoon.

It was pretty easy for Max Grinnell to keep some distance between himself and the rest of the world in Kenmore Square this afternoon.

By adamg - 3/21/20 - 10:47 pm

Scenery of Boston during the Novel Coronavirus / COVID-19 pandemic Saturday 3/21/2020

So a videographer walked through the Common, the Public Garden and downtown today.

By adamg - 3/21/20 - 6:07 pm
Black Falcon Pier

Not much call for cruise ships in Boston right now, as Matt Frank shows us today: Read more.

By adamg - 3/20/20 - 3:21 pm
Lonely performer in front of the Quincy Market building

Kevin Wiles, Jr. ran across Joey LeBlanc outside Faneuil Hall today: Read more.

By adamg - 3/20/20 - 3:06 pm
Boylston Street at 1:15 p.m.

If you've ever wanted to drive into the Back Bay to wander around the Public Garden or Boylston or Newbury streets, well, there's plenty of parking now.

By adamg - 3/19/20 - 8:00 pm
Nobody in Mike's Patry on Hanover Street

617-Taxicab stopped in front of Mike's on Hanover Street around 5:20 p.m.

Never seen before. Not a single customer.