Drone View Of Manhattan Under Lockdown, Now A Ghost Town

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by Tyler Durden
Sunday, Apr 12, 2020 - 06:25 PM

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:

Charging Bull: 

NYSE Exchange:

West 50th Street: 

West 48th Street: 

Grand Central Terminal:


Globe Sculpture at Columbus Circle: 

Rockefeller Center:

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: