Today, May 9, 2020, it looked like a beautiful day in Greenwich Village, New York, and, at least from a distance, you could forget about the pandemic. The sun was shining, the flowers and trees were blooming.
But it was only 45 degrees, unseasonably cold, the streets were nearly empty, there were plenty of parking spaces, and the rare faces were masked. And then it started to snow. On May 9.