The Pandemic Through the Eyes of a Teenager on a CitiBike [VIDEO]

Posted on: May 27th, 2020 at 5:00 am by

Earlier this month, a local teenager took to the empty streets of New York City with only a bicycle and iPhone to document.

His name is Arjun Govind, a student of LaGuardia High School (the Fame school) on the Upper West Side. The well-produced short film is a glimpse at the initial stages of the coronavirus pandemic, and the toll taken on the cityscape. Set to the crooning voice of Jim Reeves singing, “Welcome to My World.”

“I have lived in downtown Manhattan all my life and when this pandemic hit, I was really taken aback,” Govind tells us. “So taking a break from virtual learning, I biked the streets of this city and put together a small video sharing my experience of the city under this pandemic.”

All footage was shot using an iPhone 8 while on a CitiBike.

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