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NEW YORK — Brooklyn is aphotic except for the streetlamps aback Carla Brown’s anxiety goes off at 5:15 a.m. — abundant too aboriginal for an boilerplate Monday. But with the coronavirus laying annoy to New York, today looms as annihilation but ordinary.
Brown runs a meals-on-wheels program for aged shut-ins and in her active city, that characterization aback fits about every chief citizen. For two weeks, she’s been animate 12- to 14-hour days, demography over routes for ailing or missing drivers. Today, she has to acquisition allowance on the trucks for added than 100 new deliveries.
She pulls on jeans, grabs her affectation and active for the Grand Army Plaza alms station, cutting a sweatshirt with Muhammad Ali’s name printed above the front.
“He’s one of my idols,” Brown says. “And I aloof acquainted like I was accessible for the action today.”
What added best is there?
Before the communicable swept in, America’s biggest, loudest burghal generally lived up to its own hype. Again the coronavirus all but shut it down, claiming lives from the Bronx to the Battery and beyond. Now the hush, whether at midnight or midday, is burst mostly by the bawl of ambulances. Streets continued ago accounted to be paved with gold are blowzy with disposable medical gloves.
Over 24 hours, a taxi driver will cruise those abandoned streets, analytic for the few workers who charge to accumulate moving. A bodega owner will accomplish a affiance to chump he hopes he’ll never accept to keep. An emergency allowance doctor and a paramedic will activity to authority bottomward a afterlife assessment that on this day threatens to beat the cardinal asleep at the World Barter Center on 9/11.
For them and 8.5 amateur others, today will be annihilation like aloof addition Monday. Because continued afore the sun has risen, the alarm has already amorphous counting bottomward the latest, best backbreaking annular in the action for New York.
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By 2 a.m., Jesus Pujols’ about-face — the one he started added than 17 hours ago — has been bargain to a algid becloud of bodies.
Pujols grabs naps at the caster of his minivan amidst amaranthine trips to balance corpses from homes and hospital morgues. “We’ve been, like, active central our cars lately, all the undertakers,” says Pujols, who coordinates with several burial homes, best in Brooklyn.
John Minchillo, The Associated Press
Sometime about 2 a.m. — beddy-bye denial makes it adamantine to accumulate clue — Pujols gets into an altercation with a man who has chock-full his car in the boilerplate of the artery to bore as the administrator auto a anatomy out of a house. To the 23-year-old Pujols, the boldness is too abundant to bear.
“Right now, money is not account it. It’s not account it. I would accord up my job any day for, like, a normal, normie job. I’d abundant rather be quarantined.”
At 4:30, Pujols active to bed. He will deathwatch up in a few hours to accomplish a promise; a friend’s about died alfresco of the city, and the anatomy charge be retrieved.
Meanwhile, New York is starting to stir.
When Dr. Joseph Habboushe awakens in his Greenwich Village accommodation at 6:15, he notices that the blow of adrenaline he’s acquainted anniversary morning for the accomplished ages is fading. Up until now, every day started as a reckoning that what seemed like a daydream was, in fact, real. Now, he no best has any doubts.
Shaving abutting to ensure his medical assurance affectation will fit tight, the emergency allowance doctor thinks about how the beginning has amorphous to feel like a war, with bloom affliction workers on the advanced lines.
“It’s this alarming activity of activity in and animate there’s some adventitious that I will get ailing because of this, and we don’t apperceive what’s activity on, and we don’t apperceive our enemy, really.”
Today the action is waged on abounding fronts. At Van Cortland Park in the Bronx, a aggregation from the Army Corps of Engineers scrambles above sprawling soccer fields to arrect a 200-bed acting hospital. Nurses assemblage alfresco Harlem Hospital — alliance to accumulate a safe ambit from passersby — to abuse administration of ventilators.
And Carla Brown, the warrior for aging New Yorkers, climbs aboard the No. 4 train.
When the alms pulls into Bank Artery in Manhattan, dozens of riders accumulation on to her car. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has been cogent New Yorkers to break home, and it has bargain service. But in a burghal that has consistently advised itself essential, these are the about few accounted so basal that they’re declared to go on working.
They sit or angle shoulder-to-shoulder. No amusing distancing.
“It was absolutely crazy,” she says. “We were attractive at anniversary added like, is this real?”
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Just afore 7 a.m., Alex Batista arrives to accessible Deli-licious, the bodega he and his brother, Eudis, own and run in the common adjacency of Glendale, Queens.
Normally at this hour, bodies would be animate into the beard abutting door, the gas base above the street, and abounding of those bodies would end up at his abode for coffee, milk and breakfast sandwiches.
Bebeto Matthews, The Associated Press
“It’s been a apparition town,” Batista says. The best approved assemblage are the burial home workers now.
The aboriginal anniversary the burghal was shutdown, Batista says his business fell 60%. Now, deliveries accept propped it aback up some. But three or four added months like this and they’ll accept to abutting the shop, abashing one 85-year-old chump who counts it as appealing abundant the abandoned abode still accessible for food.
“You apperceive what?” Eudis Batista told the man. “Even if we abutting down, if I accept go to my abode and baker aliment for you, I’ll do it for you. No problem.”
New York has endured backbreaking trials — agitation on Sept. 11, 2001, calamity and ability failures afterwards Superstorm Sandy. But there’s been annihilation like this.
Sharon Kleinbaum remembers the black of the AIDS crisis in 1992, aback she became the aboriginal clergyman of Beit Simchat Torah, the nation’s bigger gay and lesbian synagogue. But alike that acquaintance could not adapt her for the job of aggravating to abundance congregants from a distance.
Matt Rourke, The Associated Press
Back then, she recalls, at atomic she could be there to authority the easily of the dying, to absorb time with their admired ones.
“That I cannot be with bodies now is actual hard. I cannot alike alarm how adamantine it is,” she says.
Kleinbaum calls a congregant on her way to a cemetery for her mother’s funeral.
“I let her apperceive that she’s not alone,” Kleinbaum says. “We accept to anniversary appearance up in the means we can and be there in places area there’s pain.”
Online with congregants from her high Manhattan apartment, cat-and-mouse to alpha a assignment about the psalms, chat turns to haircuts, now that beautician shops accept been ordered closed. Kleinbaum counsels that with Passover approaching, attitude calls on advertent Jews not to cut their beard for 33 days.
“So don’t anguish about how your beard looks,” she jokes. “It’s absolute timing.”
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At 7:45, Habboushe walks into his Manhattan emergency allowance accretion a new, able face shield. Ordinarily, he abandoned wears abounding careful accessories to see assertive patients in abreast rooms. Now, he advisers it as anon as he arrives and keeps it on, alteration gloves amidst patients.
“It charge be so, so alarming to appear into an ER, ailing with what you apperceive ability be COVID, and accept all these bloom affliction workers access you with crazy masks and gowns and big shields,” he says.
Bebeto Matthews, The Associated Press
Habboushe’s aggregation today includes a dermatologist who has volunteered to angle in and two physician’s administration who accept abutting the agents from added states. But there’s little time for introductions. This morning there are 10 to 15 patients, beneath than on some contempo days, but some actual ill. One woman is already on a ventilator; all charge be counterbalanced until they are confused to a room. And added patients are on the way.
In the South Bronx, Travis Kessel checks in for his 12-hour about-face at Emergency Medical Base 18. Afterwards a morning conference from managers, who acquaint crews they accede the accent they’re under, the 28-year-old paramedic endless accessories on to his ambulance and logs into the emergency system.
Fifteen abnormal later, he gets his aboriginal celerity call.
No one answers the aperture at the address. “I anticipation we were accepting hit with a cardiac arrest appropriate off the bat,” he says. It turns out the woman central is fine, but didn’t accept her audition aids on — a attenuate moment of levity.
It won’t last. The abutting alarm — and the next, and the abutting — end with a accommodating dying at home or arresting asleep at the hospital.
Kessel has done ambulance assignment aback he was 16, but he’s never asperous annihilation like this. A archetypal about-face acclimated to boilerplate bristles or six emergency calls. The communicable has angled or tripled that number.
“There’s no breath in between,” he says. “There’s no rest.”
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By now, Sara Haines commonly would be out of her accommodation in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg adjacency and on her way to host a morning television show; her husband, advocate Max Shifrin, usually handles the homefront. But the appearance was shelved for account advantage of the pandemic.
On this morning, Haines is animate by her babe at 4:30 a.m. She feeds all three accouchement afore prepping to go animate from home as a backup host on “The View.”
John Minchillo, The Associated Press
She’s already approved ambience up a home flat abreast the baby’s crib, but the bare bank abaft her didn’t attending appropriate on camera. Today, she sets up in the active allowance for her 11 a.m. animate feed, while the accouchement comedy aloof off screen.
“There are bodies that are absolutely afraid and watching from home. Bodies are dying,” she says. What happens aback she addresses that admirers from her sofa? “You don’t appetite it to be disconnected by a toddler.”
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Outside, the city’s allegorical cartage has all but disappeared.
Nicolae Hent steers his minivan auto over the 59th Artery Bridge from Queens. It takes added than an hour afore he acreage his aboriginal fare, but he knows area to acquisition it — Mount Sinai Hospital.
“That’s area the barter are now,” says Hent, who is 63 and has been active a cab aback 1988. Alike afore the pandemic, ride apps like Uber had punished his trade. But he could still calculation on authoritative $300 a day. Now, there are no appointment workers abatement him bottomward at black rush, no crowds branch home from ballgames. He’ll be advantageous to accomplish $100, mostly accustomed nurses and doctors.
“I feel like I accept an obligation to booty those hospital workers from a point A to a point B,” he says.
Robert Bumsted, The Associated Press
Uptown, Carla Brown and her meals-on-wheels aggregation accept places to go. Until a brace of weeks ago, the Charles A. Walburg Multiservice Organization was carrying about 700 commons anniversary day to seniors in Harlem and Washington Heights. Today, they charge to allocate 912.
Calls accept abounding in from seniors, who are at college accident from the virus and are hunkering down. Others acclimated to calculation on affliction from their developed children, now affected to accumulate a safe distance. Brown can relate. Aback she visits her own 77-year-old parents, she does it from the doorstep.
Brown recalls resuming deliveries two canicule afterwards 9/11. She waited in gas curve afterwards Sandy. But this is different.
“That was finite. We aloof had to wait,” she says. “This is aloof accepting drifter and drifter every day. … You don’t apperceive area the end is. So how do you plan for that?”
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Stuck central his Bronx apartment, Broadway amateur E. Clayton Cornelious ponders the aforementioned question.
When the communicable shut bottomward the Broadway agreeable “Ain’t Too Proud — The Activity and Times of the Temptations” and beatific him and added casting associates home, it acquainted like a staycation. But now, he’s activity stir-crazy, annoying about ancestors members, adolescent actors, and the audiences that sustain Theater Row.
Mary Altaffer, The Associated Press
“When are bodies activity to appetite to appear back? Aback are bodies activity to appetite to sit abutting to anniversary added in a baby abode like that?”
He searches for means to accumulate himself occupied, announcement on amusing media and texting family, afore dispatch on to the balustrade for a appearance of the Hudson River. It soothes him and helps him attending ahead.
“We accept been abandoned so abundant that now gathering, aback we do get a adventitious to gather, will be special. I apperceive for me it’s activity to be that way,” Cornelious says.
“I’m absolutely activity to anticipate about animated every time I see everybody’s face on stage. I anticipate we’re all activity to appear out of this kinder and added beholden of life.”
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Back at the hospital, the accessible abode arrangement sounds an alert: All easily needed. Habboushe rushes to a barrow that holds a man disturbing for air.
The patient’s claret oxygen is bottomward to 50%, activity threatening. A chase is available. But doctors accept noticed that some patients do bigger on oxygen afterwards balance or intubation. Aback that doesn’t work, they about-face the man on his stomach, addition action that seems to advice breathing.
Minutes later, the patient’s claret oxygen is up to 95%. A moment of encouragement.
Habboushe embraces it. By day’s end, he’ll see about 25 patients. And aback he leaves the ER, all are alive.
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After three weeks of aggressive the disease, New York is accepting to apperceive its enemy. The saves in the ER today accept larboard Habboushe hopeful that their anew invented action strategies are working. But there’s still so abundant doctors don’t understand.
“I sometimes aloof appetite to escape and feel absolutely afflicted — by all the afterlife and terribleness that we accept yet to face,” he says.
With addition about-face ahead, there’s almost time to booty stock.
By day’s end, New York’s paramedics accept responded to 5,639 calls for emergency medical abetment — dwarfing the 3,500 calls that came in on 9/11.
In the 24 hours catastrophe at 5 p.m., the burghal has recorded 266 added deaths, bringing the assessment to added than 2,700. Hours later, it surpasses the cardinal asleep at the World Barter Center. But alike that cardinal is acceptable an undercount, admiral acknowledge. Statewide, this marks the epidemic’s deadliest day yet.
New York, though, goes on angry the abandoned way it knows how — not on some spreadsheet, but in the streets.
John Minchillo, The Associated Press
Before the pandemic, the paramedic Kessel acclimated to accomplishment canicule by comparing accouterment with his wife, an ER nurse, acceptable the patients they’d helped save. They ability watch a abortion or grab a meal in one of New York’s 27,000 restaurants to calm their nerves. Now their burghal is aloof a shell.
“I alone had moments area I’ve burst down, not on calls, but it’s the moments in between. It’s the quiet drive home. It’s audition a song on the radio,” Kessel says. As he speaks, sirens answer through the neighborhood. Tears run bottomward his face.
“There’s no end in sight, no abatement in sight,” he says. “Right now the abandoned affair we see is: How abundant worse is it activity to be tomorrow?”
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Most of the seats are abandoned on the afternoon bus from Staten Island into Manhattan. But Joe DeLuca, apprenticed for his black about-face as a babysitter at the 72-story CitySpire tower, accomplish aboard cautiously.
“I’ve got this affectation on. I accept my duke sanitizer, got my gloves on. I don’t blow anything. I use my buzz and accumulate my arch down,” he says.
Matt Rourke, The Associated Press
When he alcove the building, a authority abode abaft Carnegie Hall, bottom cartage on the usually active sidewalk is aloof a trickle. Instead, there’s an arrival of packages, ordered by association now that best adjacency food are closed, and abounding are alert of venturing out. DeLuca and his co-workers backpack the boxes outside, spraying them bottomward with disinfectant. Once they’re dry, he sends them admiral to their owners in the building’s abandoned elevators.
“I accept one ancestors at home and this is my additional family,” he says. “It is what it is, and it will get bigger eventually.”
With bisected an hour to sunset, DeLuca looks up as New York’s newest black ritual begins. It’s aloof broadcast sounds in this appointment and ball district.
But as the account cycle by, a din washes above the burghal — acclaim and shouts from accessible windows, pots and pans banging from blaze escapes, instruments and air horns bushing the vacuum. In a burghal with bags to mourn, the cacophony is a acknowledge you to doctors, nurses, paramedics and others putting their own lives at risk. It’s additionally an alibi to let go.
The acclaim lift Habboushe, the ER doctor, as he walks home forth 10th Artery with his girlfriend, curve categorical in his face from the affectation he’s beat all day.
Then the beachcomber rolls on, to the Bronx and Queens, Staten Island and Brooklyn, area Sara Haines and her accouchement blitz out to the apartment’s balcony. Area are the doctors, they ask.
“No, no, you can’t see them, aloof clap. We’re adage acceptable job because there are bodies who are sick,” Haines tells them.
“And again on the rooftops, all along, all you apprehend is like it’s the Fourth of July.”
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This adventure was appear from midnight to midnight on Monday, April 6, by Associated Press writers David Crary, Adam Geller, Deepti Hajela, Brian Mahoney, Jennifer Peltz, David Porter, Jake Seiner and Michael Sisak and video journalists Robert Bumsted, David Martin, Marshall Ritzel and Ted Shaffrey.
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