The latest aerial view of Manhattan in lockdown is riveting. YouTube account Mingomatic flew a drone over the island on Sunday morning (April 12) and found a city straight out of I Am Legend.
The video starts with a broad view of Manhattan from the sky, then cuts to ground level scenes. The drone flies around some of the highest-trafficked areas, such as the Financial District, Grand Central Terminal, Rockefeller Center, Times Square, Radio City, and Chinatown, to only find just a couple of cars and less than a dozen people in the entire 5-minute video. The video ends with an impressive tilt shot of the New York Stock Exchange with no one on the street.
Lifeless Manhattan illustrated in ten images:
West 50th Street:
West 48th Street:
Grand Central Terminal:
Globe Sculpture at Columbus Circle:
Rainbow Room NBC Studios:
Empire State Building:
Here are Mingomatic's other impressive drone shots detailing how NYC and Jersey have transformed into ghost towns: