LIRR Parking Yards, Manhattan, NY. The Covid Landscape. September 2020. Long Island Rail Road trains pack a train yard on the West Side of Manhattan Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, normally a time when trains would be moving into nearby Penn Station for the afternoon rush if not for a steep decline in ridership as the COVID-19 pandemic continued to alter everyday scenes we were accustomed to.
Gerard J. Neufeld Funeral Home in Queens, New York. The High Count of Covid. April 2020. Funeral Director Omar Rodriguez finalizes preparations on containers holding bodies bodies (25 on this day) destine for cremation Wednesday, April 29, 2020, at the Gerard J. Neufeld Funeral Home in Queens, New York, as the COVID-19 outbreak has greatly increased the workload of funeral homes around New York City. The Neufeld funeral home has kept the pace by working 18 or more hours a day along with using the services of David Penepet, a professor at the funeral services administration program at the State University of New York at Canton, who has been taking bodies to crematoriums that are farther outside the city. This group of bodies were to be taken to a crematory in Vermont.