The bad days seem to be over; the streets of the city have returned to their natural, glorious chaos.
Nothing has been normal at Times Square for more than a year since COVID-19 officially arrived in New York in March 2020. Within weeks, the area’s hustle and bustle was replaced with the sound of silence — the streets empty of pedestrian and vehicular traffic, businesses shuttered and Broadway theaters dark.
Finally New York City reopens again and it is already springing toward a rebirth. Almost all businesses have reopened, joining stores that operated throughout the pandemic.