Watch “Napping” New York City, Its Vibrant Street Life on Pause

“The city that never sleeps is at least napping,” says Sarah Henry on the Museum of the City of New York in “New York, Paused,”  a stunning and thought-provoking four-minute video, narrated by Henry, that shows familiar scenes of New York City in an unfamiliar way.
Four ideas make New York, New York, Henry tells us: money, density, diversity and creativity. “They’re all rooted in and felt in the vibrant street life of New York. And that energy of New York’s street life is what I find most viscerally absent during this strange and quiet time of sheltering in place.” But, she concludes, talking about the frontline workers, “there are still a lot of people not sleeping in New York.”

presented by the Museum of the City of New York.

Author: New York Theater

Jonathan Mandell is a 3rd generation NYC journalist, who sees shows, reads plays, writes reviews and sometimes talks with people.

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