Sheltering at home during the covid-19 pandemic is a lot different for someone living in a small apartment in New York City than it is for someone living in a house with many rooms and a yard. My apartment is 800 square feet. My gym is closed and I don’t own a Peloton (yet). Exercise for me in the time of coronavirus consists primarily of walking (although I’ve started running a little again!).
Luckily my building has a rooftop – and sometimes I walk or run up there – but it can get a bit tedious.
I also go for walks outside of my building (yes, I always wear a face mask). I go walking on the streets or I go to nearby parks, either Carl Schurz Park on the East River (where Gracie Mansion is located) or Central Park.
On various days, especially when the weather is nice, I have had to abruptly leave a park due to overcrowding and lack of respect of social distancing by other park visitors. Simply stated, I felt I was in an unsafe condition.
A reporter from Insider.com contacted me after I posted photos of overcrowding in Central Park on Twitter last week.
This article, Warmer weather is here and it’s drawing crowds of people out of their homes, threatening social distancing orders by Connor Perrett on Insider.com discusses the issue and quotes me.
What has your experience been? Hope you’re all doing well. Stay safe.