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The Empty Epicenter

April 19, 2020
Jim Glaub •

I put on my two masks, some old winter gloves, grabbed my little camera and jumped on my bike from Brooklyn and I braved the rainy social distance ride to Midtown to capture some broll for a project coming up.

I arrived about 1:45pm – normally, a Saturday matinee day in NYC is one of the busiest times and places in the country. The hustle and bustle of a normal Saturday is electric. It was isolated, lonely…it felt safe and quiet. The only sounds were the hum of the busses and the occasional ambulance. I could hear some birds chirp. Birds chirping in Times Square?! I felt brightness, waiting to shine.

Enjoy this short I made and see a bit of what I saw. It was surreal to say the least. I used Cyndi Lauper’s version of Irving Berlin’s “There’s No Business Like Show Business” because it perfectly captures the resilience of our industry.

The second act opening number is always the best part anyway!