Stop spreading the flu… Saxophone player serenades their Brooklyn neighbours with Frank Sinatra’s classic New York, New York as the city practices social distancing
- A Brooklyn saxophonist entertained his neighbours with a Frank Sinatra classic
- The un-named individual played their version of New York, New York
- New Yorkers have been looking for new methods of entertaining themselves
- This city is almost under lockdown conditions to prevent spreading coronavirus
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This is the amazing moment an anonymous saxophonist entertains jaded New Yorkers forced into isolation in a Brooklyn apartment complex.
The musician can be heard blasting out the Frank Sinatra classic New York, New York from their balcony.
Amazingly for New York, nobody tries to interrupt the performance as Americans seek new ways to wait out the coronavirus.
This is the amazing moment a Brooklyn saxophonist entertained his neighbours with a rendition of New York, New York
The incident happened in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.
The video emerged as New Yorkers have sought out new methods of surviving the lack of social contact.
Even the city’s dating apps are urging caution, with OKCupid claiming: ‘We don’t know who needs to hear this, but now is NOT the time to go out with your date to a bar.
‘FaceTime, Skype, call, text, call, message on our app…. all very romantic right now,’ it added.
Dating sites contacted by AFP refused to divulge their traffic since Covid-19 starting shutting down US cities this week but it appears their usage is far from slowing.
Even if some academics would like them to suspend their activities entirely.
‘It’s time to shut down Tinder and all online dating services,’ tweeted US writer Matt Stoller.
‘No more internet-enabled interactions among random people until the £coronavirus crisis has passed,’ he added.
Joking about the coronavirus has become popular on dating sites, although not necessarily effective at endearing matches to each other.
‘If someone seems like they’re not taking the crisis seriously or they’re making fun of it for me personally that’s a turnoff,’ said comedian and author Lane Moore.
She helped created the show ‘Tinder Live,’ in which she interacts with matches in real time, and thinks coronavirus could be an ‘opportunity’ for people to bond.
‘I’m talking to a guy right now who I met on Tinder Live and we’re both talking about how this coronavirus COVID-19 stuff is impacting our lives so that can be a good way to know somebody,’ she said.