Ah, the Brooklyn Bridge. At once, perhaps the most iconic image of New York City and until recently, the most frustrating for New Yorkers to walk or bike across due to all the tourists. But it has gone empty, like many of the city’s other landmarks and transportation spots.

Empty Brooklyn Bridge in Coronavirus

That’s a good thing for the spread of the disease. Even Rockefeller Center where Aaron is at this morning is now empty (which is a relief, given the bustling scene we saw on a video taken there two days ago). Aaron Asis, who has been documenting the city for us as the city approached PAUSE tells us the Brooklyn Bridge was “very calm.”

Empty Brooklyn Bridge in Coronavirus

If you do a safe, social distance walk across the Brooklyn Bridge, here are some of our favorite secrets: Look for the former vaults on both the Brooklyn and Manhattan side (they once held champagne, wine, and food). Can you find the plaque for a time capsule that’s buried under the Brooklyn anchorage? See more secrets here.

Empty Brooklyn Bridge in Coronavirus

Empty Brooklyn Bridge in Coronavirus

We’re also excited to announce the today the release of our virtual content series, for Untapped New York Insiders including tours, talks, a podcast and more. Learn more here