Empty benches on a ferry  from the Statue of Liberty in New York City. Photo: Kena Betancur/AFP
Empty benches on a ferry from the Statue of Liberty in New York City. Photo: Kena Betancur/AFP
Tourism

With no tourists, New Yorkers see Statue of Liberty, 9/11 Memorial and other sites usually thronged by the visitors coronavirus travel curbs are keeping away

  • New Yorkers – famous for not visiting renowned sites in the city, according to a National Park Service worker – are enjoying its crowd-free landmarks
  • Amid the coronavirus pandemic, the number of visitors to New York has fallen. ‘It’s about time we get back to the normal hustle and bustle,’ one resident says

Empty benches on a ferry  from the Statue of Liberty in New York City. Photo: Kena Betancur/AFP
Empty benches on a ferry from the Statue of Liberty in New York City. Photo: Kena Betancur/AFP
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